Australian Government - Department of Health

Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)

1233 - Out of hours emergency coronary angiography and/or coronary angioplasty and stenting

Application Number

Application NameOut of hours emergency coronary angiography and / or coronary angioplasty and stenting
Description of Medical ServiceCoronary angiography involves local anaesthetic of either the femoral, brachial or radial area and insertion of catheters via a puncture to inject dye selectively into the coronary arteries, along with an injection of contrast into the left ventricle to assess left ventricular function, and measurement of haemodynamic pressures.

Coronary angioplasty and stenting is done during coronary angiography and involves balloon dilatation and often stent implant of coronary artery blockages to relieve the effects of myocardial ischaemia and improve symptoms and prognosis.

Description of Medical ConditionCoronary artery disease involves blockage of one or more of the three coronary arteries which supply the heart. Patients may present with chest pain (angina), heart attack (myocardial infarction), or other complications such as heart failure or heart rhythm disturbances.
Consultation Protocol-
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MSAC Outcomes-

Meetings for this Application

Meeting Type:Date:
PASC16 – 17 April 2014

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