Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator registries-What have we learned?


Journal Article (Review)

The registry was developed through a partnership of the Heart Rhythm Society and American College of Cardiology Foundation using the expertise of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry. All hospitals in the United States that implant implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) in Medicare beneficiaries participate in the registry, with 1497 hospitals involved and over 750,000 procedures entered. The registry is being used to assess the ICD's performance. The registry is being combined with Medicare claims data to serve as a risk-adjusted performance measure. This article reviews lessons learned from the registry to date. © 2011 Elsevier Inc.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hammill, SC; Kremers, MS; Al-Khatib, SM

Published Date

  • December 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 521 - 527

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1877-9190

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1877-9182

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ccep.2011.08.008

Citation Source

  • Scopus