Published in Surgery Litigation and Law Weekly, September 29th, 2006
PTCA, along with 2 other procedures used to diagnose heart cardiovascular problems - cardiac catheterization and echocardiogram - were among the 10 most frequently performed nonobstetric procedures in U.S. hospitals in 2004, said AHRQ.
In contrast to the increase in PTCA, use of coronary artery bypass graft surgery - an operation that circumvents...
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