Cardiogenic Shock Registry powered by Get With The Guidelines®: Getting Started, What Your Hospital Needs to Know

Thank you for your interest in the American Heart Association’s Cardiogenic Shock Registry. The registry will capture patient clinical characteristics, medications, treatments, and outcomes in consecutive adult (≥18 years old) patients treated for cardiogenic shock. The comprehensive scope of this registry includes patients with cardiogenic shock related to acute myocardial infarction, acute and chronic heart failure, as well as post-cardiotomy cardiogenic shock.

We welcome all hospitals to participate in the quality improvement (QI) program as we seek to improve the acute care continuum for cardiogenic shock patients. Hospitals who regularly manage inpatient cardiogenic shock as well as hospitals who acutely manage and transfer shock patients are welcome. The following information will help hospitals register and access this no-cost opportunity.

Registration and Contracting

If you would like to join our research community to shape our understanding of this condition, please complete the information request form(link opens in new window) and an AHA representative will be in touch with participation and contract information. If you have additional questions about the registry, please email [email protected].

AHA staff will review and reach out with any questions and the appropriate contractual agreements. Contracting is dependent upon a site's current GWTG enrollment status:

Non-Get With The Guidelines Hospitals:

  • Complete an online Unified Participation Agreement (UPA)

Existing Get With The Guidelines Hospitals who have a UPA with AHA:

  • Sign an amendment to the UPA to add enrollment in the Cardiogenic Shock Registry; or
  • Sign a paper amendment to the UPA; or
  • Complete a UPA solely for enrollment in Cardiogenic Shock Registry.

Hospitals who have Participating Hospital Agreements (PHA) with IQVIA:

  • Execute a UPA with AHA to transition all of their modules under the UPA; or
  • Complete UPA solely for enrollment in Cardiogenic Shock Registry.

Note: Similar to the American Heart Association’s existing suite of GWTG programs, the Cardiogenic Shock Registry is a QI program and data are collected and submitted as part of standard healthcare operations. Most hospitals participating in the other GWTG registries, as well as this patient data registry, do not require institutional review board (IRB) review. Your hospital IRB will determine whether participation is subject to, or exempt from, IRB oversight. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services offers a resource of Quality Improvement Activities FAQs that may help answer your specific IRB questions.

Data Reporting and Training

Upon contract execution, hospitals receive a suite of resources to support their team with data abstraction and entry into the registry tool. Members of the team who will have access to the registry tool should be on the lookout for an email from [email protected] with login information. Those with access are encouraged to complete their login activation soon after receipt to facilitate immediate data entry. Technology related questions should be emailed to [email protected] and program questions should be emailed to [email protected].