WCHQ reports measures from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) of the American College of Cardiology Foundation, relating to interventional cardiology procedures performed at WCHQ member organizations. These measures reflect care given to patients undergoing a heart catheterization for evaluation and/or treatment of blockages in the arteries supplying blood to the heart. Blockages may result in chest discomfort, such as that which occurs during a heart attack and at times with activity.
We extend our sincere appreciation to the WCHQ member organizations that have voluntarily agreed to publicly report their NCDR data. With this, WCHQ continues expanding its commitment to share information on the quality of health care, now including cardiovascular specialty care.
The NCDR data reported here is updated annually. We present each WCHQ member organization's data along with a national average for comparison purposes.