The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) are collaborating on a single vascular registry, according to a press release, to harness the strengths of both organisations in improving care and outcomes of patients with vascular disease.
Effective, January 2021, the ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) will collaborate with the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) to support and steer a single vascular registry. This registry will be operated by SVS, creating a cobranded VQI programme that will be a unique, comprehensive resource for measuring and improving the care provided to a growing population of patients with vascular diseases.
Originating as the CARE Registry in 2006 and expanding scope in 2014 to include lower extremity vascular catheter-based interventions, the ACC’s Peripheral Vascular Intervention (PVI) Registry assesses the prevalence, demographics, management and outcomes of patients undergoing percutaneous treatment for peripheral vascular disease. To date, the PVI Registry includes patient data from more than 200 institutions.
VQI began in 2010 as an expansion of the Vascular Study Group of New England, which originated in 2003. More than 675 centres participate in VQI, which has 13 procedural-based registries encompassing the treatment of arterial and venous disease as well as a disease-based registry collecting data on the medical management of aneurysms, carotid stenosis and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease.
Fred Masoudi, ACC NCDR Management Board chair and chief scientific advisor, comments: “The combined strengths of ACC and SVS will provide a clear choice for clinicians, researchers, industry and the Food and Drug Administration when looking for data on the management of vascular diseases.”
Jens Jorgensen, VQI Medical Director, adds: “The ACC NCDR and the SVS VQI are the two leading clinical registries in the peripheral vascular space. A single registry combines the resources and expertise from both organisations. We are merging the best elements of both registries to create the premier vascular clinical registry. We look forward to working with the ACC and other medical society collaborators that will allow us to enrich the VQI and improve the care of vascular patients.”