Quality of work in catheterization laboratories: percutaneous coronary intervention

  • Matjaž Klemenc Intensive care unit, Franc Derganc General Hospital of Nova Gorica, Šempeter pri Novi Gorici, Slovenia
  • Matjaž Bunc Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Igor Kranjec Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Keywords: catheterization laboratories, percutaneous coronary interventions, quality of work

Abstract

Over the past 40 years, we have witnessed a remarkable development of interventional cardiology. The steadily increasing number of interventions in the coronary arteries quickly led to the need for a preset, structured recording of work in catheterization laboratories (CLs) and the establishment of quality control mechanisms. National societies of cardiology have established registries that allow comparison of work between regional CLs as well as at the international level. The Societies have also published a number of recommendations, the implementation of which ensures adequate quality and safety of interventions. The current paper describes various approaches to ensuring the quality of work of CLs, the recommendations of the European Society of Cardiology and a description of the relevant situation in Slovenia.

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Author Biographies

Matjaž Klemenc, Intensive care unit, Franc Derganc General Hospital of Nova Gorica, Šempeter pri Novi Gorici, Slovenia

prim. izred. prof. dr. Matjaž Klemenc, dr. med.

Oddelek za intenzivno interno medicino

Splošna bolnišnica Nova Gorica

Matjaž Bunc, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

prof. dr. Matjaž Bunc, dr. med.

Klinični oddelek za kardiologijo

Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana

Igor Kranjec, Department of Cardiology, Division of Internal Medicine, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

izred. prof. dr. Igor Kranjec, dr. med.

Klinični oddelek za kardiologijo

Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana

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2020-03-10
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Klemenc M, Bunc M, Kranjec I. Quality of work in catheterization laboratories: percutaneous coronary intervention. ZdravVestn [Internet]. 10Mar.2020 [cited 6Apr.2020];89(1-2):92-06. Available from: https://vestnik.szd.si/index.php/ZdravVest/article/view/2928
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