Quality Improvement for Institutions


NCDR is ACC's suite of data registries helping hospitals, health systems and practices measure and improve the quality of cardiovascular care they provide. More than just data collection, NCDR is a comprehensive network of cardiovascular care providers committed to ensuring evidence-based care, improving patient outcomes and lowering health care costs.

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Through the capture and reporting of trusted and reliable data, the NCDR helps participants measure, benchmark and improve cardiovascular care. Participation in the NCDR: 

  • Informs treatment choices and drive quality improvement at the provider and institutional level
  • Assists in the evaluation of practice patterns, technologies, and devices
  • Informs comparative effectiveness research
  • Assists in broader dissemination of best practices
  • Improves patient care worldwide

A Comprehensive Suite of Registries

Currently, the NCDR suite of cardiovascular data registries covers the following clinical areas:

  • Acute myocardial infarction treatment
  • Diagnostic cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator and leads procedures
  • Lower extremity peripheral vascular interventions, carotid artery revascularization, and endarterectomy procedures
  • Pediatric and adult congenital treatment procedures
  • Catheter-based atrial fibrillation ablation procedures
  • Left atrial appendage occlusion procedures
  • Transcatheter valve therapy procedures
  • Outpatient cardiovascular care for coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and diabetes
  • Outpatient diabetes and cardiometabolic care across multiple healthcare specialties

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