The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association have released a comprehensive set of data standards to help standardize definitions and set the framework for capturing and better understanding the impact of COVID-19 on cardiovascular health .
People with cardiovascular risk factors or pre-existing cardiovascular disease are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection, and understanding the acute and longitudinal health impact of COVID-19 is increasingly important. cardiovascular. Unfortunately, there has been no clarity or consensus on definitions of cardiovascular conditions related to COVID-19. Broad agreement on common vocabulary and definitions is needed to aggregate or compare e-health data
(EHR), clinical registries, administrative data sets and other databases, and to assess whether these data are applicable to clinical practice and research efforts.
This document is intended for use by researchers, registry developers, and clinicians, and is offered as a framework for the development of the ICD-10 code for cardiovascular conditions related to COVID-19. The standards are also of great importance to patients, clinicians, researchers, scientists, administrators, public health officials, policy makers and payers.
The new data standard provides a framework for healthcare professionals to conduct conversations with their patients by standardizing terminology and attributes for the diagnosis of COVID-19; cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular complications; symptoms and signs; diagnostic procedures; pharmacological therapy; preventive, therapeutic and supportive procedures; and end-of-life care management.
The AHA/ACC 2022 key data elements and definitions for cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular complications of COVID-19 will be published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology and Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes on Thursday, 23 June 2022 at 2 p.m. AND. It has been endorsed by the Heart Failure Society of America and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions.