Quality and Safety in Health Care, Part XXIX: The Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry

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The American College of Cardiology, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and other organizations cooperated to form the Transcatheter Valve Therapy Registry. This registry studies information on the outcome of valve therapy device placement with a transcatheter approach. The companies that manufacture these devices can use the registry to meet the post–product sale surveillance requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration. There will also be linkage to the registry information from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, which has information on open cardiac valve surgery.

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