ICD Registry

Data Collection

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The ICD Registry collects:

  • Demographics for implantable cardiac defibrillator patients
  • Provider and facility characteristics
  • Device type and characteristics for ICD implantation
  • Atrial, ventricular, defibrillator and left-heart lead data
  • Adverse event rates
  • Compliance with ACC/AHA/HRS Clinical Guidelines recommendations
  • Data necessary for meeting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements for hospitals that perform ICD implantation procedures

ICD Registry Data Collection Documents Available For Download:

Generator & Leads Data Collection Form
Leads Only Data Collection Form
Data Coder's Dictionary

The documents on this page are the property of the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) and are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Use of these documents without participation in the NCDR is strictly prohibited.

How to Collect Data

Participants of NCDR hospital registries can submit data using the following options:
  • NCDR certified software vendors – choose from a list of certified vendors who can facilitate the submission of data to the NCDR on a quarterly basis
  • Web-based data collection – a complimentary tool provided by the NCDR allows participants to submit data online

For more information about each of these options, visit the Participant Requirements page or contact the NCDR Service Center at 800-257-4737 or ncdr@acc.org.

Technology Downloads (for active ICD Registry™ participants and vendors only):  Note: Please ensure you are downloading the correct versions of the lists.
Version 2 Master File
v2 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) Devices 09/16/2014
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v2 Lead Devices 02/19/2015 Download   View


Notify the NCDR of new or missing Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD) Devices

If you are using the NCDR's Data Collection Tool, then all ICD Devices and Leads are automatically updated.

If you would like to receive an email notifying you of any updates, please review your Email Preferences from the 'Individual Profile' section of the Administration menu. (Must be an active ICD Registry participant or vendor.)

Instructions for downloading, saving and importing the files to your data collection application (only required if using ICD certified vendor software to enter ICD Registry patient/admission records):

    Step 1: Click on the appropriate link(s) to download and save the updated file(s).

    If using Internet Explorer: Click on "File" then "Save As…"
    If using Netscape Navigator: Click on "File" then "Save Page As…"

    You will be prompted for a location to save the file. It's recommended that you save the file to your Desktop so it can be loaded into the application from that location. Do not change the name of the file when saving.
    Step 2: In your NCDR data entry application, go to "NCDR Maintenance" and select the appropriate function to import the downloaded file into your application.
    Step 3: In your NCDR data entry application, verify that the new ICD Devices\Leads are present and are available for selection.

Data Definition Development Process

The process for developing the ICD Registry core data set followed an established methodology for creating clinical data standards and included:

  • Ranking of ICD data elements/definitions
  • Gaining consensus on final ICD data elements and definitions
  • Public review and comment.


The ICD data elements have been derived from the ACC/AHA Key Data Elements and Definitions for Electrophysiological Studies and Procedures. Close attention was paid to the CMS coverage decision and the elements that are included in this data set have been linked to the current CMS ICD Implant Form and specifically address the questions/hypotheses that CMS aims to answer by collecting ICD data.

The ICD Registry elements have also been linked to the CathPCI Registry version 4.0 to ensure consistency among the registries and to enhance ease of use for current NCDR participants.