The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database Annual Report: Evolving Indications, Outcomes, and Scientific Partnerships

Publication date: February 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 107, Issue 2Author(s): Robert L. Kormos, Jennifer Cowger, Francis D. Pagani, Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, Daniel J. Goldstein, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Robert S. Higgins, Lynne W. Stevenson, Josef Stehlik, Pavan Atluri, Kathleen L. Grady, James K. KirklinBackgroundThe Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Intermacs), a joint effort among the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and others, was established in 2005 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The registry examined clinical outcomes and quality-of-life metrics of patients who received an Food and Drug Administration-approved durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device to treat advanced heart failure. On January 1, 2018, the Intermacs Database became part of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database, providing additional resources for quality assessment and improvement and scientific advancement.MethodsThe Intermacs Database Annual Report summarizes outcomes in patients (≥19 years of age) who underwent durable MCS implant between June 23, 2006, and December 31, 2017. Outcomes are presented for patients who underwent isolated continuous flow left ventricular assist device (CF LVAD) support, CF LVAD support with concomitant right ventricular assist device (RVAD) implant, or total artificial heart implant. Analyses of...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research

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Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: The Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Intermacs), a joint effort among the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and others, was established in 2005 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The registry examined clinical outcomes and quality-of-life metrics of patients who received an Food and Drug Administration-approved durable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) device to treat advanced heart failure. On January 1, 2018, the Intermacs Database became part of The Socie...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Ann Thorac Surg Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Invasive Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Invasive Cardiol Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Heart J - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Indian Heart J Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Poster Abstract Presentations Source Type: research
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Source: Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Session Title: Poster Session II Source Type: research
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Source: International Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Int Heart J Source Type: research
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Source: Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Kardiochir Torakochirurgia Pol Source Type: research
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