Ischemic Heart Disease

Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory Procedure

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Use of Appropriate Medications

2019, N = 1692

The American College of Cardiology National Cardiovascular Data Registy (ACC-NCDR) has several key performance measures to evaluate hospitals. One of these measures is the use of appropriate adjunctive medications after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. In 2019, Cleveland Clinic achieved usage rates near or within the ACC-NCDR's 90th percentile.

ACC-NCDR database

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Complications

2019, N = 1692

Many patients who have percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures at Cleveland Clinic have complex medical backgrounds, which increase the risk of complications. In addition, Cleveland Clinic interventionalists perform hybrid procedures, which increase the risk of bleeding as defined by The National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR). These hybrid procedures are performed less often at comparable hospitals. Cleveland Clinic is continuously striving to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients while providing the most advanced treatments possible.

CABG = coronary artery bypass graft

ACC-NCDR database


STEMI Door-to-Balloon Time

2019, N = 65

The American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) guideline for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) inflation for patients who come to the emergency department with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is 90 minutes.

NCDR = National Cardiovascular Data Registry

Source: ACC-NCDR database

In 2019 , the median door-to-balloon time at Cleveland Clinic was 49 minutes.

Cardiac Catheterization: Use of Radial Access


In 2019, a radial approach was used in 73% of cardiac catheterizations done at Cleveland Clinic.

ACC-NCDR CathPCI registry