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Figure 4. Procedure Use for Two Cardiac Conditions

Two bar charts showing percent of discharges for acute myocardial infarction and coronary atherosclerosis for male and nonobstetric female patients. Go to Text Description below for details.

Figure 4. Procedure Use for Two Cardiac Conditions (Text Description)

Chart 1: Procedures for Acute Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Nonobstetric female patients:
No procedure: 33.7 percent of discharges.
Cardiac catheterization/coronary arteriography: 42.7 percent of discharges.
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA): 22.1 percent of discharges.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): 7.9 percent of discharges.

Male patients:
No procedure: 24.4 percent of discharges.
Cardiac catheterization/coronary arteriography: 55.0 percent of discharges.
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA): 31.0 percent of discharges.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): 12.3 percent of discharges.

Chart 2: Procedures for Coronary Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the Arteries of the Heart)

Nonobstetric female patients:
No procedure: 31.4 percent of discharges.
Cardiac catheterization/coronary arteriography: 49.9 percent of discharges.
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA): 26.1 percent of discharges.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): 14.7 percent of discharges.

Male patients:
No procedure: 21.0 percent of discharges.
Cardiac catheterization/coronary arteriography: 56.7 percent of discharges.
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA): 32.1 percent of discharges.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG): 23.7 percent of discharges.

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