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Coming Soon: Transcatheter Valve Certification v1.1

The release of Transcatheter Valve Certification v1.1 is just around the corner. This version update incorporates the most recent guidelines, aligns with new STS/ACC TVT Registry metrics, and CMS National Coverage Decision requirements that specifically impact Structural Heart Programs.  Stay tuned for additional details or contact us at accreditationinfo@acc.org to learn more.

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ACC offers an external review and certification process that assists hospitals in meeting standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, and shared decision-making.

Transcatheter Valve CertificationTM

ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification tool is an operational model that merges the latest science and process improvement methodologies. This certification offering is the result of diligent work by leading interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. It incorporates recent guidelines and expert consensus statements by recognized professional organizations regarding the care of patients requiring transcatheter valve therapies. It's the essential tool your facility needs to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve replacement and repair procedures. Participation in the STS/ACC TVT Registry.™ is a requirement for Transcatheter Valve Certification.

Customer Voice: Lake Charles Memorial Hospital First to Earn Transcatheter Valve Certification

Learn how Lake Charles Memorial Hospital (LCMH), located in Lake Charles, LA, worked to establish its TAVR program and recently became the first facility in the nation to earn Transcatheter Valve Certification. Congratulations to the team at LCMH on meeting the requirements of certification!

Want to learn more about the benefits of Transcatheter Valve Certification? Our service line specialists have recorded informational webinars that provide an overview of key topics and explain how your steps toward process improvement can provide valuable insight into the performance and management of a goal-driven CV service line.

Transcatheter Valve Certification - Delivering Quality Outcomes Utilizing Current Sources of Data for Transcatheter Repair and Procedures

Transcatheter Valve Certification utilizes data to support clinical decisions. Facilities already participating in a recognized registry will be positioned to rapidly focus on performance improvement efforts.

The essential process improvement components of Transcatheter Valve Certification are designed to help you:

  • optimize the organizational platform to align dedicated personnel and services
  • build an exceptional operational program model
  • advance staff education
  • meet goals associated with positive registry performance. 

In addition to the nationally recognized STS/ACC TVT Registry™, other equivalent state government databases tracking quality improvement metrics related to the care of patients requiring valve procedures may be accepted as a data source for Transcatheter Valve Certification. By connecting the data to opportunities for improvement, Transcatheter Valve Certification promotes consistent processes and better patient outcomes.


Our on-demand training prepares facilities to begin their Certification journey. Discussion covers the fundamental elements of Certification and the Certification process.


Note: The Certification purchase process (including ACC business agreement and payment for initial year of Certification participation or recurring annual payment) must be completed in order to gain access to the Certification tool and related training. Please contact accreditationinfo@acc.org for more information.

Clinical Topic Collections, Toolkits and Quality Campaigns

ACC.org Clinical Topic Collections


The American College of Cardiology publishes several highly-regarded journals, including the JACC Interventions and JACC Cardiovascular Imaging. Some of the tools and features of the JACC publications are only available to subscribers or users with an online account.


CardioSmart is the patient education and empowerment initiative developed by the American College of Cardiology. Included on the web site are great tools for clinicians as well as caregivers and CV patients who want to better understand how to prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.

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