The National Heart Failure Audit published its sixth annual report on 21 November 2013. More...
Published: Nov 21, 2013 12:00:15 AM
Acting as a 'window' into National Adult Cardiac Surgery
Audit (NACSA) data, the SCTS iData app allows users to place filters on
different types of heart surgery to generate a report showing analysis of all
heart operations in the UK between April 2008 – March 2012. Reports
provide a running total of procedures as you add each filter, with the
to generate a report at any time.
Published: Oct 29, 2013 5:41:24 PM
Another year has gone by and another MINAP Public Report has been published, providing an insight into how the NHS cares for patients with Heart Attack. More...
Published: Oct 16, 2013 11:02:43 AM
Following on from the release of patient friendly reports for Heart
Failure and MINAP, the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA)
today (3 September) publishes 'UK Heart Surgery: What Patients Can Expect from their Surgeons' in partnership with the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS).
Published: Sep 3, 2013 8:47:16 AM
As part of the ‘Everyone Counts’ initiative, individual consultants’ results are being published, based on national clinical audit data. Two of NICOR’s national cardiac audits are amongst the 10 specialties covered, providing data in relation to adult cardiac surgery and non-surgical interventional cardiology. The work was coordinated for NHS England by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) which commissions national clinical audit work for NHS England. More...
Published: Jun 28, 2013 10:24:28 AM
Cardiac pacemakers have been implanted in the UK since the early 1960s and have been identified, along with hip replacements, as the most cost effective high volume procedures provided in the NHS.
They can be simple or complex, using one or two electrodes, according to clinical need.
Cardiac ablation is a specialist electrophysiological procedure used to eradicate or modify certain heart rhythm abnormalities.
The Cardiac Rhythm Management Audit aims to monitor the use of implantable devices and interventional procedures for management of cardiac rhythm disorders in UK hospitals.
Since 2000, a new class of devices has emerged called Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy (CRT) devices. These devices are sophisticated pacemakers that synchronise activation of the right and left ventricles. These are largely used in patients with chronic heart failure. A recent NICE review endorsed CRT as a successful and cost effective therapy.
Heart rhythm disorders are a major cause of disability, and in some cases, sudden death. A modern pacemaker can reduce symptoms when implanted by a simple operation and in the case of a defibrillator, can be life-saving.
The Audit aims
- to improve the care of patients who undergo pacemaker, ICD and cardiac ablation procedures in the UK
- to look at activity, trends and outcomes in pacing, ICD and cardiac ablation practice in UK hospitals
- to provide assessment of treatments, evaluate associated risk factors and measure long term survival rates of patients who undergo pacemaker, ICD and cardiac ablation procedures in the UK
- to continue to collect and develop the presentation of data from pacemaker, ICD and electrophysiology centres in the United Kingdom (list of all centres in the UK)
- to explore the usage of new software technologies to undertake rapid linkage and analysis of data
- to provide new analyses and outputs of the data as defined by the clinical group
- to receive process and present performance management of audit data.
- Guidelines for pacemaker follow up. Report of a British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group (BPEG) Heart, Nov 1996; 76: 458 - 460 (pdf 32KB)
- Recommendations for pacemaker prescription for symptomatic bradycardia. Report of a working party of the British Pacing and Electrophysiology Group. Heart, Aug 1991; 66: 185 - 191 (pdf 1MB)
Page last modified on 28 feb 12 09:54