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- Received August 9, 2017
- Revision received October 19, 2017
- Accepted October 23, 2017
- Published online March 12, 2018.
- Morten Schmidt, MD, PhDa,b,c,∗ (, )
- Michael Maeng, MD, PhDc,
- Morten Madsen, MSca,
- Henrik Toft Sørensen, MD, PhD, DMSca,
- Lisette Okkels Jensen, MD, PhD, DMScd and
- Carl-Johan Jakobsen, MDe
- aDepartment of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
- bDepartment of Cardiology, Regional Hospital West Jutland, Herning, Denmark
- cDepartment of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
- dDepartment of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
- eDepartment of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Morten Schmidt, Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Olof Palmes Allé 43-45, 8200 Aarhus N 8200, Denmark.
The WDHR (Western Denmark Heart Registry) is a seminational, multicenter-based registry with longitudinal registration of detailed patient and procedure data since 1999. The registry includes as of January 1, 2017 approximately 240,000 coronary angiographies, 90,000 percutaneous coronary interventions, 60,000 cardiac computed tomographies, 40,000 cardiac operations, and 2,000 transcatheter aortic valve replacements. Positron emission tomography/computed tomography, single-photon emission computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging are soon to be added. Each procedure is registered with 50 to 200 administrative, patient, and procedure variables. Lesion data are also registered for percutaneous coronary intervention, and cardiac surgeries also include variables for EuroSCORE, anesthesia, perfusion, and intensive care. The registry has high completeness and accuracy. The Danish registry infrastructure allows for complete follow-up for medical events and mortality, which greatly enhances the research potential of the data. This review describes why the WDHR is a unique data resource and how it continues to influence cardiovascular patient care.
- cardiovascular surgical procedures
- computed tomography angiography
- coronary angiography
- percutaneous coronary interventions
- transcatheter aortic valve replacement
This study was supported by the Department of Clinical Epidemiology’s Research Foundation and the Program for Clinical Research Infrastructure (PROCRIN) established by the Lundbeck Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation and the Danish Research Council (grants 11-108354 and 11-115818). The funding sources had no role in the design, conduct, analysis, or reporting of the study. Dr. Maeng has received institutional research grants from Boston Scientific, Biosensors International, and Volcano. Dr. Jensen has received institutional research grants from Terumo, Biotronik, St. Jude Medical, and Biosensors. All other authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received August 9, 2017.
- Revision received October 19, 2017.
- Accepted October 23, 2017.
- 2018 American College of Cardiology Foundation
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