About the NCDR

An Established, Trusted Resource for Cardiovascular Data

Developed in 1997 by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the NCDR was created as an exploration into strategies for improving cardiovascular care through the use and application of clinical data. Today, the NCDR is a reputable and dependable quality improvement resource that continues to evolve to meet the demands of the changing health care environment.

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
  • 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 health care specialties

Learn about the benefits of participating and view the NCDR catalog to learn more.