Unexplained increase in bleeding after PCI

The rate of major bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention has almost tripled, according to a Victorian study.

The retrospective analysis of registry data covering nearly 17,000 PCI procedures at six major hospitals between 2005 and 2011 shows an increase from 1.3% to 3.4%.

Over the same period the proportion of patients with ST elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) having major bleeds after PCI