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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Pediatr Card Surg Annu. 2010;13(1):20-5. doi: 10.1053/j.pcsu.2010.02.004.

The IMPACT registry: IMproving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatments.

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Division of Cardiology at the Children's National Medical Center, 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20010, USA.


Tremendous advances have occurred in catheter-based interventions for congenital heart disease. Multicenter trials of these advances are either out of date or have been limited in scope. As such little is known on the application of these techniques in the current era. The IMPACT Registry (IMproving Pediatric and Adult Congenital Treatments) will allow us to measure variability in the performance and outcomes of both diagnostic and interventional cardiac catheterization procedures in all children and adults with congenital heart disease. The IMPACT Registry will be harmonized with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Disease Database, thereby allowing us to compare catheter-based interventions with surgical interventions when appropriate. The initial release of the registry will only include hospital-based outcomes, but ultimately it will transition to a longitudinal registry. The IMPACT Registry will provide the necessary benchmark tools for quality improvement activities for cardiac catheterization procedures in congenital heart disease.

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