Frequently Asked Questions

What is the STS/ACC TVT Registry?
The STS/ACC TVT Registry is a data collection tool for the monitoring of patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve replacement and repair procedures.

How is data collected?
Participants of the TVT Registry enter data through a free web-based data collection tool. Learn more about TVT Registry data collection.

What software is required?
For optimal functionality, particularly for the online data collection tools and eReports, the following are required:

  • Operating System - Microsoft Windows 2007 or higher
  • Browser - Currently supported version of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (Recommend that pop-up blockers are disabled)
  • Microsoft Excel version 2007 or higher
  • Adobe PDF Reader

How is data quality ensured at the time of submission?
Data are submitted directly and securely to the TVT Registry and undergo rigorous electronic quality checks. A confidential Data Quality Report (DQR) is provided at the time of data submission and informs the participant if their data passes completeness criteria to be included in the Quality Outcomes Report.

How is overall data quality achieved?
As part of the registry’s commitment to quality data, a national audit program is maintained. For randomly selected sites, the audit program will review the data submitted against the medical record. Following an audit, the site receives a detailed report of the audit findings to assist with data collection improvements.

How is the data used?
The data is used in both everyday practice and for research. The registry provides benchmarked outcome reports that show site performance. Data from the registry help inform studies that answer questions about real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve replacement and repair procedures. Numerous research studies and scientific abstracts have been facilitated by TVT Registry data.

Is the data publicly available?
Hospital-specific registry data is not publicly available.



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