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NICOR, the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS), and the University of Manchester, has released the SCTS Governance Tool. This new online rescource enables cardiac surgery consultants to access information about their clinical activity and outcomes, which facilitates effective monitoring of data quality and clinical practice. The tool allows selection of time periods and operative groups to generate downloadable reports ‘on demand’, which show analysis based on up-to-date, and 'cleaned', National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) data. More...
Published: Feb 7, 2014 3:28:12 PM
The 2012 annual report on devices from the Cardiac Rhythm Management National Audit has now been published. It is available to view and download from: More...
Published: Feb 5, 2014 1:48:26 PM
NICOR (The National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) collects anonymised patient information from across UK hospitals to try and improve the quality of care and outcomes for patients that have heart problems and treatments. These include adult heart surgery, heart attack, heart procedures, heart devices (for example pacemakers), heart failure and congenital heart surgery. More...
Published: Feb 4, 2014 2:11:08 PM
Report National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventional (PCI) procedures 2012
published January 30th 2014.
Expansion in the use of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) is seeing more patients with acute coronary syndromes treated more quickly, according to the latest National Audit of PCI (covering 2012). Key findings from the report include: More...
Published: Jan 30, 2014 8:09:31 AM
Acute myocardial infarction: a comparison of short-term survival in national outcome registries in Sweden and the UK
The Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project (MINAP), from which the data for the Lancet paper was obtained, continues to collect detailed information about the care provided to patients with heart attack. This demonstrates the commitment of participating clinicians, Trusts and governments to improvements in quality of care. While important improvements have been made since 2010, the end of the period studied by the researchers, there is no room for complacency. We need to continue emphasising both the provision of the best modern care, and the recording of that care. We also need to shift from publishing details of the process of care to the outcomes of care. It is our intention to produce a preliminary report of outcomes for each hospital this year. More...
Published: Jan 23, 2014 10:33:12 AM
Paediatric cardiac surgical or interventional procedures are defined as any cardiac or intrathoracic great vessel procedure carried out in patients under the age of 16 years.
Adult congenital cardiac procedures are defined as those performed for a cardiac defect present from birth.
This does NOT include surgery or therapeutic catheterisation for degenerative disease, such as aortic aneurysm or dissection or mitral valve surgery, even if associated with hereditary conditions such as Marfan’s syndrome or other connective tissue diseases.
Aortic valve disease requiring treatment in adult life is always a dilemma, as many patients have had some aortic valve anomaly from birth.
As suggested by the SCTS some years ago, it seems reasonable to suggest that as a general practical cutoff patients under the age of 30 years who have aortic valve procedures should be regarded as having congenital heart disease but those over the age of 30 should be regarded as having degenerative valve disease unless they have had previous treatment for aortic stenosis during childhood.
Patent foramen ovale is present from birth and PFO closure therefore falls within the remit of congenital CCAD.
All paediatric and adult congenital procedures should be submitted to congenital CCAD, others to the relevant adult databases.
How to import existing data
Guide for the Paediatric Cardiac Surgery and Congenital Heart Disease Service Audit
Information on datasets
This is the current dataset.
Describes the criteria and process for determining the specific procedure assignment. (revised 19/03/2013)
Copyright, database rights and all other rights in and to this European Paediatric Cardiac Coding System ("System") and in and to every part of it belong to the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology. Hospitals, medical centres and similar institutions may use, copy, store and otherwise reproduce the System for internal business purposes only at their own risk and responsibility provided that no modifications of any nature are made to the System and that all copies are clearly marked as being proprietary to the Association for European Paediatric Cardiology (14/04/2008)
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