Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)


Rescue percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) refers to the use of PCI when fibrinolytic therapy fails. This is indicated after fibrinolytic therapy when cardiogenic shock develops, when severe congestive heart failure develops (Killip Class III), electrical instability (ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation) or persistent ischemic symptoms occur.