Disclosures: Masoudi is an employee of the ACC. Jorgensen is an employee of SVS. Poppas is president of the ACC. Dalman is president of SVS.
June 27, 2020
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ACC, SVS collaborate on registry to improve care of vascular disease

Disclosures: Masoudi is an employee of the ACC. Jorgensen is an employee of SVS. Poppas is president of the ACC. Dalman is president of SVS.
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The American College of Cardiology announced a collaboration with the Society for Vascular Surgery focused on a single vascular registry to improve outcomes and care for patients with vascular disease.

Fred Masoudi

“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,” Fred Masoudi, MD, MPH, FACC, ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registry management board chair and chief scientific officer, said in the release.

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Starting January 2021, the National Cardiovascular Data Registry of the ACC will work with the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative to develop this registry, which will be operated by SVS. This registry will be used to create a co-branded Vascular Quality Initiative program that serves as a resource to improve care in this patient population, according to a press release from both societies.

“The ACC [National Cardiovascular Data Registry] and the SVS [Vascular Quality Initiative] are the two leading clinical registries in the peripheral vascular space,” Jens Jorgensen, MD, medical director of the SVS Vascular Quality Initiative, said in the release. “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 [Vascular Quality Initiative] and improve the care of vascular patients.”

The ACC’s Peripheral Vascular Intervention Registry, which originated in 2006 as the CARE Registry and expanded its scope in 2014, assesses demographics, prevalence, outcomes and management of patients with peripheral vascular disease who underwent percutaneous treatment at more than 200 institutions. The SVS Vascular Quality Initiative, which is an expansion of the Vascular Study Group of New England, began in 2010 and includes more than 675 centers. This initiative features 13 procedural-based registries focused on the treatment of venous and arterial disease, in addition to a disease-based registry that collects information on the management of carotid stenosis, aneurysms and lower extremity arterial occlusive disease, according to the release.

Athena Poppas

“The ACC is committed to working with all of our partners in cardiovascular care to create a cohesive source of vascular disease data,” Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, president of the ACC, said in the release. “In combining our registry with that of SVS, we are providing uniform, actionable information for physicians and health systems.”


“The SVS is proud of its history of working with other medical societies, government agencies and industry when developing quality improvement programs to improve the quality of vascular care,” Ronald Dalman, MD, president of SVS, said in the release. “Working with the ACC on this initiative is another example of how collaboration and inclusion can improve services we offer to caregivers and our patients.”