Navigation Links
CVD data to be standardized across Europe
Date:3/4/2013

Sophia Antipolis, Monday 4 March 2013: Budgets are becoming tighter and health systems are under pressure to address the increasing burden of chronic diseases. Tackling chronic diseases requires up to date information on disease prevalence and risk factors but Europe currently lacks data on cardiovascular disease (CVD) that is standardized and can be compared.

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) is therefore creating a task force on CVD data standardization so that data from different registries can be compared. The ESC will also collaborate with the PAtient REgistries iNiTiative (PARENT) Joint Action (1) to create an inventory of registries - this will help the cardiology community find existing data and avoid duplication.

The moves follow a meeting of cardiology organizations and experts initiated by the ESC in Brussels, Belgium, to discuss the need for coordination and standardization of CVD data in Europe (2).

The ESC task force on CVD data standardization will build on Cardiology Audit and Registration Data Standards (CARDS). ESC experts were instrumental in CARDS, which was an initiative of the Irish Ministry of Health & Children and co-funded by the European Union (EU) in 2004. CARDS aimed to standardize the definitions used in the collection of CVD data, and resulted in three data sets for three sub-specialties of cardiology: percutaneous coronary intervention, clinical electrophysiology and acute coronary syndromes.

Professor Frans Van de Werf (Leuven, Belgium), who was the instigator of the Brussels workshop, said: "CARDS is nearly 10 years old and should be updated. We need to get more countries and studies involved in implementing it so that everyone can benefit from standardized, comparable data on cardiovascular disease."

Professor Van de Werf said: "The inventory of registries will provide a single entry point for health professionals, researchers and policy makers looking for real life data on cardiovascular diseases. It will also avoid duplication of data collection in Europe. Countries will be able to use country-level data from European registries, rather than establishing their own registry. This will save valuable time and money."


'/>"/>

Contact: ESC Press Office
press@escardio.org
33-049-294-7756
European Society of Cardiology
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. First validated method for analyzing flavanols and procyanidins in cocoa products could help scientists and the industry in standardized reporting
2. New research suggests standardized booster seat laws could save lives of children
3. RI Hospital: Standardized road test results differ from older adults natural driving
4. Is it time for regional cardiovascular emergency care systems across the US?
5. Getting your message across
6. Study explores medical exemptions from school vaccination requirements across states
7. ACP urges Congress to halt across-the-board sequestration cuts in health programs
8. Infection data may not be comparable across hospitals, study shows
9. Moffitt researchers identify unique immune gene signature across thousands of patients solid tumors
10. Sociology, economics researchers receive grant to study development across the human lifespan
11. Teen Smoking Has Fallen Across Most of U.S.: Report
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... York (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... WaterAid launched the #perioddrama ... faced by more than 1 billion women around the world who do not have access ... women from across the US about their dread of #perioddrama. The (sometimes hilarious) results help ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Harvard Health ... licensing relationship that will deliver a new series of Q&A videos to clinicians ... medical knowledge and expertise of Harvard Medical School faculty into brief videos that ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Clarion Safety Systems , ... labels , has been featured in the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) newsletter, ... electroindustry professionals with manufacturer, regulatory, and standardization news. The publication is a bi-monthly ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... After graduating from Cornell, author Joshua Alexander ... on medication, living on Social Security disability and staying in a group home. In ... It!” (published by Balboa Press), Alexander shares how he was finally able to heal ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... announces the grand opening of ‘El Centro del Quinto Sol Wheel Park’ in ... Pueblo ‘east side’ community to offer something special for this often overlooked neighborhood. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/24/2016)... LAWRENCE, Mass. , May 24, 2016  NxStage ... medical technology company focused on advancing renal care, today ... Officer, plans to participate in the following schedule of ... will be made available at http://ir.nxstage.com/ . ... Jefferies Healthcare Conference NY, NY           Friday, ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... ™ , la première endoprothèse à ... destinés à l,intervention portant sur les membres ... OrbusNeich, entreprise mondiale spécialisée dans ... changer la vie, a élargi son portefeuille ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... PUNE, India , May 23, 2016 ... is spread across 163 pages, profiles 12 companies and ... 280 tables and figures on the industry and its ... study that is comprehensive in nature, details the current ... of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: