RETROSPECTIVE OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF PATIENTS WITH NORMAL CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY REPORTS AND EVALUATION OF PATIENT CHARACTERSTICS AND REFERRAL INDICATIONS FOR INVASIVE CORONARY ANGIOGRAM

Jayesh Rawal, Bonny Gajjar

Abstract


Since 1990 the science and art of interventional cardiology has penetrated in INDIA and now has more than 1200 cardiac catheterization laboratories in about 1000 cardiac facilities in metropolitan cities and tier 1 and tier 2 cities [1]. The NIC data shows data on various forms of cardiac interventions performed every year.  There has been increase in diagnostic and interventional procedures in India. In such scenario’s comprehensive evaluation of the number, nature and distribution of procedures of diagnostic and interventional procedure across the countries in view of conditions associated comorbidities and reference pattern would be highly needed with time to limit and understand causes especially the reference pattern of patients undergoing coronary angiography[2].   

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