COVID-19 CVD Registry
To better understand the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Heart Association developed a registry for hospitals and health systems caring for COVID-19 patients.
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As physicians, scientists and researchers worldwide continue to understand the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the American Heart Association's (AHA) COVID-19 CVD Registry serves as an aggregate data source for potential research on the disease, development of treatment protocols, and identification of risk factors tied to adverse cardiovascular outcomes.
”Having sufficient data is the first step to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular health,“ said John Warner, M.D., FAHA, chair of the quality oversight committee and past volunteer president of the American Heart Association and executive vice president for Health System Affairs at the University of Texas Southwestern Health System in Dallas, Texas. “As a trusted resource for data and research, with an entry point in more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals, the American Heart Association is uniquely positioned to gather data quickly and accurately.”
"Having sufficient data is the first step to understanding the impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular health"
-John Warner, M.D., FAHA
The AHA created the COVID-19 CVD Registry to better understand the clinical treatment patterns and variations, including the collection of biomarkers, and cardiovascular outcomes in hospitalized COVID-19 patients across the nation. The registry focuses on real-time data from acute care hospitals to better help clinicians and researchers understand and provide feedback to healthcare organizations on how to best treat COVID-19 patients.
The national COVID-19 CVD Registry dataset has been the foundation for numerous publications in peer reviewed journals. These studies have greatly contributed to our collective knowledge on how to best care for patients hospitalized with COVID, including patients with comorbidities, vulnerable patient populations at greater risk of poor health outcomes, and in-hospital quality of care for patients with COVID.
The AHA’s COVID-19 CVD Registry powered by Get With The Guidelines® (GWTG) builds on 20 years of successful hospital quality improvement efforts. The no-cost registry helps inform the larger medical community and the aggregated, deidentified data set is available to researchers through the Association’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine.
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Thank You to Our Participating Hospitals!
The American Heart Association recognizes and thanks these hospitals for leading the way toward better health.
Data collection and feedback reporting are performed using the American Heart Association's IQVIA Registry Platform, an online interactive system provided by IQVIA. Enhancements have been made since the release of the COVID-19 CVD Registry to allow for bulk upload of data to reduce abstraction burden.
Benefits of Participation
In addition to being specifically designed to track all hospitalized COVID-19 patients to get real-time feedback from across the nation, the registry will include the following features:
- Access to national and regional benchmarks
- Ability to use key learnings and data for future pandemic preparedness
- Leverage the registry for powerful rapid research
- Future iterations will include enhanced measures and reports
How to Enroll
The AHA has created the multicenter registry to collect biomarkers, clinical data and cardiovascular outcomes in COVID-19 patients. The registry focuses on granular data collection from centers that routinely test biomarkers in COVID-19 patients.
Additional resources and guidance for health care professionals on COVID-19 can be found here.
Support from the American Heart Association