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November 2009 Br J Cardiol 2009;16:292–4

The joint cardiology–cardiothoracic multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meeting: patient characteristics and revascularisation outcomes

Wai Kah Choo, Rajiv Amersey

Abstract

Introduction Approximately 77,000 percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and 25,000 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgeries are performed in the UK every year.1 Revascularisation strategies may vary between institutions, medical attendants, and based upon patients’ preferences. Anatomic considerations are also important, and lesion location, severity and extent may influence decisions on revascularisation. The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) approach provides clinicians with an opportunity for peer consultations and provides ‘best-practice’ treatment strategies after review of angiographic recordings. Our weekly MDT meetings a

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