ACC, SVS combine vascular registries
The American College of Cardiology and the Society for Vascular Surgery have combined their existing vascular registries with the aim to improve care and outcomes of patients with vascular disease.
Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the registry is now operated by SVS, creating a co-branded Vascular Quality Initiative, according to a press release.
“The combined strengths of ACC and SVS provide a clear choice for clinicians, researchers, industry and the Food and Drug Administration when looking for data on the management of vascular diseases,” Frederick Masoudi, MD, MPH, FACC, chair and chief scientific advisor of the ACC National Cardiovascular Data Registry oversight committee and professor of medicine (cardiology) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, said in the release.
The ACC Peripheral Vascular Intervention Registry will not enroll new hospitals for 2021 and will now be managed by the SVS, according to the release.
The ACC data collection tool will remain open through April 15 to allow sites to complete data entry for the fourth quarter of 2020 and receive a final 2020 outcomes report.
According to the release, hospitals will be able to access their historical Peripheral Vascular Intervention Registry data until Dec. 31.
“This single registry combines the resources and expertise from both organizations. We have merged the best elements of both registries to create the premier vascular clinical registry,” Jens Jorgensen, MD, medical director of the Vascular Quality Initiative, professor of surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and director of the Vascular Center at Maine Medical Center in Portland, said in the release. “We look forward to working with the ACC and other medical society collaborators to enrich the VQI and improve the care of vascular patients.”