Why we need a national registry in interventional cardiology

Christopher M Reid, Andrew E Ajani and David Eccleston
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (3): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02326.x
Published online: 2 February 2009

To the Editor: Scott was correct in his recent article to emphasise the need for an Australian registry for percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs).1 To that end, we report an initiative developed by a voluntary collaborative group of interventional cardiologists in Victoria — the Melbourne Interventional Group (MIG) — which has provided a significant volume of contemporary data on the efficacy and safety of PCI.2

  • Christopher M Reid1,0
  • Andrew E Ajani1,0
  • David Eccleston1,2,0

  • 1 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Department of Cardiology, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Faculty of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC.

Competing interests:

Chris Reid received support from Sanofi Aventis for a presentation at the European Society of Cardiology Meeting in September 2008.


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