IMPACT Registry

Data Collection

Technology Downloads

The IMPACT Registry collects:

  • Demographics for pediatric and adult congenital heart disease patients undergoing diagnostic catheterizations and catheter-based interventions
  • Provider and facility characteristics
  • Data for diagnostic cath procedures and six defined interventional procedures
  • Adverse events rates
  • Data necessary to participate in the American Board of Pediatrics MOC Part IV Credit self-directed performance improvement program Reducing Radiation Risk

IMPACT Registry Data Collection Documents Available For Download:

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

Technology Downloads (for active IMPACT Registry participants and vendors only):

Note: Please ensure you are downloading the correct versions of the lists.

Instructions for downloading, saving and importing the files to your data collection application:

    Step 1:

    Follow the instructions below to download and save the updated file(s) for Closure Methods and Cardiac Defect Devices.

    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.
    Only "Save" the files marked "Download" do not try to save files that have been "Opened"

    To View files:
    To view any file, simply select "View" and choose a Master file

    To Download files:

    1. Click on the "Download Link" in the appropriate column
    2. Click on "Save" button on the pop up. (Do not click on "Open" button) , If you wish to see what is in the file please click on "View" as noted above.
    3. Windows dialog box will appear on your screen, Select location to save the file at.
    4. Click on Save button.
    5. Once saved, you can upload the files to your system. (You can open the file in notepad or any other application as desired to view it on your computer.)

    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 medications, closure devices or intracoronary devices are present and are available for selection.