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Optimal catchment area and primary PCI centre volume revisited: a single-centre experience in transition from high-volume centre to “mega centre” for patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

EuroIntervention 2015;11:503-510 published online ahead of print November 2014. DOI: 10.4244/EIJY14M11_07

Mikkel Schoos
Mikkel Malby Schoos1,2*, MD, PhD; Frants Pedersen1, MD, PhD; Lene Holmvang1, MD, DMSc; Thomas Engstrøm1, MD, PhD, DMSc; Kari Saunamaki1, MD, DMSc; Steffen Helqvist1, MD, DMSc; Jens Kastrup1, MD, DMSc; Roxana Mehran2, MD; George Dangas3, MD, PhD; Erik Jørgensen1, MD, DMSc; Henning Kelbæk1, MD, DMSc; Peter Clemmensen1, MD, DMSc
1. Department of Cardiology, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark; 2. The Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute, The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA; 3. Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai

Aims: The currently stated optimal catchment population for a pPCI centre is 300,000-1,100,000, resulting in 200-800 procedures/year. pPCI centres are increasing in number even within sma

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