HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc138-9W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many heart operations were carried out in England and Wales in each of the last five years, broken down by major categories of heart operation; and what comparative figures he has collated for other OECD countries. [39233]

Yvette Cooper

[holding answer 28 February 2002]: The number of heart operations carried out in the national health service in England during the last five years rose by 30 per cent. The figures are as follows.

CABG 22,700
PTCA 17,045
Other 132,080
Total 162,186
CABG 22,129
PTCA 17,291
Other 131,343
Total 161,508
CABG 23,996
PTCA 19,294
Other 148,011
Total 191,301
CABG 23,698
PTCA 22,341
Other 154,199
Total 200,238
CABG 24,387
PTCA 25,698
Other 161,891
Total 211,976

Figures from other Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development countries are not available on a comparable basis. Information about heart operations undertaken in Wales is the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly.

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