Proposed identification criteria of expert or high-quality centres

Level of expertiseCriteria
I30-day or in-hospital mortality <5%
II30-day or in-hospital mortality <5%plus ≥50 procedures·year−1
III30-day or in-hospital mortality <5%plus ≥50 procedures·year−1plus ability to perform segmental endarterectomy/operate on distal disease
plus ability to provide PEA, BPA and medical therapy
  • PEA: pulmonary endarterectomy; BPA: balloon pulmonary angioplasty.