Report shows value of cardiovascular-related data registries

09/25/2013 | CardiologyToday.com

A National Cardiovascular Data Registry report shows how registries provide valuable help documenting and assessing outcomes and quality of care for cardiovascular disease patients. The report, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, said the CathPCI registry indicates that physicians are doing a better job prescribing optimal medications when percutaneous coronary intervention patients leave hospitals, while the PINNACLE registry shows that while 95.1% of clinicians recorded blood pressure in 2011, only 34.5% put hypertension care plans into effect.

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