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CRM Audit Annual Report for 2013-14 now available

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The 9th annual report of the National Audit of Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Devices was published on 19 December 2014.

MINAP annual report 2014

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HEART ATTACK CARE – Mortality rates for STEMI fall by a third over 10 years as

most patients with STEMI receive timely primary PCI, but only half of patients with

National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (NAPCI) 2014 Annual Public Report 

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The NAPCI assesses the process of PCI care and speed of the PCI delivery as well as the patient outcomes for example complication rates, or mortality.  Annually the audit publishes its results on the British Cardiovascular Intervention Society website supplemented by the lay summary of the findings – the latter being published today.

NICOR's statistical response to Nick Black's report into the review of data validation and statistical processes for consultant outcomes publication 2014.

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As part of NHS England's consultant outcomes publication (COP), Professor Nick Black was asked to review the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) and provide assurance the data were fit for purpose and publication.

2014 Consultant Outcomes Publication 

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MY NHS - NHS Choices has today published the consultant outcomes data for both the National Audit of Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (NAPCI) and the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA). 

NACSA response to NHSE

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The NHS Medical Director, Sir Bruce Keogh, requested written assurance from The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) that the validation and analytical processes used to deliver the adult cardiac surgery audit managed by NICOR are fit for purpose and had been applied appropriately. NICOR responded by describing the processes applied for data validation and risk adjustment and demonstrating their appropriateness within the context of a national clinical audit reporting at consultant level.

NICOR UCLP cardiovascular prevention research study

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Camden Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has pioneered a research study to establish what barriers exist in the local health system that stop people accessing services that prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD).

30 day survival rates following congenital heart disease surgery and interventional procedures

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The National Congenital Heart Disease Audit (NCHDA) has today published the 2010/13 annual analysis. The analysis covers 22,979 congenital heart operations and transcatheter interventional procedures undertaken across 34 UK centres, including all 14 specialist paediatric units, between 2010 and 2013. Key findings include:

Better care, better outcomes

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The experience of any patient suffering a heart attack can be described as a ‘pathway’, along which there are numerous opportunities to receive individual items of care. The provision of all these items, as a ‘bundle of care’, can be looked on as optimal treatment as described in Clinical Guidelines – recommendations that interpret or translate the results of research within carefully selected groups of patients into general clinical practice for all patients.

Audit data shows fall in adult heart surgery death rates

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The number of UK adult heart patients dying in hospital has fallen by more than 20% in the last ten years, according to the latest National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA) data published today. 

NICOR and JBS3 statement

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The third iteration of the Joint British Societies' Consensus Recommendations for the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease (JBS3) offers physicians and healthcare providers tools for the risk estimation and management of patients with cardiovascular disease based on risk over lifetime as well as short-term risk.

National Heart Failure Audit letter responds to beta blocker article in The Times

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A letter from the National Heart Failure Audit, written in response to an article published in The Times, has been published today. The original article referenced data from a US registry of 'people who had had heart attacks or heart disease, or were at risk of it' which showed little benefit in terms of reduced illness or mortality for those taking beta blockers. 

NICOR patient and public day 2014

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NICOR (The National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research) collects patient information from hospitals across the UK 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.

MINAP and National Heart Failure Audit Patient Reports

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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.

National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report

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The National Heart Failure Audit 2011/12 Annual Report was published on 27th November 2012.

The report highlights the urgent need for more patients who are admitted to hospital with heart failure to receive specialist care on a cardiology ward. This recommended practice reduces deaths and improves access to treatments and specialist follow-up.

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