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3 September 2020

PPCI Activity During COVID-19

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Dear BCIS Members,

In the light of the huge interest in this subject, I just wanted to highlight the recent paper in Heart that describes the impact of COVID 19 upon PPCI activity in the UK, and to thank members personally for helping us to get access to their local data earlier than normal.

The excellent outcome of the patients who got PPCI after lockdown, despite inevitable delays,  seems to vindicate the recommendation to persist with this mode of treatment as the default, although more detailed UK data with regard to all MI presentations and their treatment will be available shortly.

As a society, we should be proud of the fortitude shown by the whole multidisciplinary catheter lab team in facing up to this crisis in this way.

Best wishes,

Nick Curzen
BCIS President

Dear BCIS Members,

In the light of the huge interest in this subject, I just wanted to highlight the recent paper in Heart that describes the impact of COVID 19 upon PPCI activity in the UK, and to thank members personally for helping us to get access to their local data earlier than normal.

The excellent outcome of the patients who got PPCI after lockdown, despite inevitable delays,  seems to vindicate the recommendation to persist with this mode of treatment as the default, although more detailed UK data with regard to all MI presentations and their treatment will be available shortly.

As a society, we should be proud of the fortitude shown by the whole multidisciplinary catheter lab team in facing up to this crisis in this way.

Best wishes,

Nick Curzen
BCIS President

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