The “Elpis” Registry on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: A Three-Year Experience

George Michas, Pavlos Stougiannos, Gerasimos Gabrielatos, Ioannis Kaplanis, Thomas Thomopoulos, Konstantinos Grigoriou, Eleftheria Malaksianaki, Athanasios Trikas


The advent of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) transformed the treatment of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) by creating a less invasive revascularization option to coronary-artery bypass grafting (CABG).1 Although, randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) are the gold standard in medical research, there is not always the possibility to conduct properly designed RCTs. The gap between evidence from RCTs and clinical practice can be filled by epidemiological studies and properly designed registries.2 The results of the Hellenic Heart Registry on Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (HHR-PCI), a national registry of patients with stable angina or acute coronary syndromes who underwent PCI, were only recently published.3 The purpose of the current study is to report the experience of a newly formed Catheterization laboratory at a tertiary hospital of Athens and to compare its findings to those reported by the HHR-PCI... (excerpt)


registry; coronary artery disease; myocardial infarction; percutaneous coronary intervention

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