NICOR (the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) analyses data submitted by NHS clinicians about heart disease patients' quality of care and outcomes. NICOR is committed to providing appropriately analysed, accurate outcome data in a timely manner which is understandable by the public, healthcare providers and the medical profession. We work closely with the specialist Clinical Societies. More...
Published: Apr 12, 2013 2:48:03 PM
Cardiac patients and their families are set to receive a major boost in information about heart conditions with the launch today of the two major patient-focused reports covering heart attack and heart failure care. More...
Published: Jan 30, 2013 4:45:25 PM
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The National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report was published on 27th November 2012. More...
Published: Nov 27, 2012 9:29:41 AM
Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP) has published its 11th Annual Public Report reporting on performance against national standards for hospitals that admit patients with a heart attack. More...
Published: Nov 15, 2012 12:24:33 AM
Cardiac Rhythm Management
A database of implantable pacemakers (PM) has been in existence since the late 1970s. Implantable defibrillators (ICD),a treatment modality to prevent sudden cardiac death (SCD) were added to the database in 1988.
Implantable devices to assist in the management of heart failure (CRT-P and CRT-D) were entering clinical use were added to the audit in 1998. The audit also records the use of implantable monitoring devices (LOOP).
By 2007 over 500,000 total devices have been recorded, making this one of the largest, and certainly, the longest running audit in modern cardiology.
ICD therapy has been the subject of two NICE reviews, each recommending widespread adoption of the therapy.
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