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Establishment of a percutaneous coronary intervention registry in Vietnam: rationale and methodology


Vu, HTT and Nguyen, HTT and Pham, HM and Do, LD and Nguyen, QN and Norman, R and Huxley, RR and Pham, NM and Lee, CMY and Reid, CM, Establishment of a percutaneous coronary intervention registry in Vietnam: rationale and methodology, Global Heart, 15, (1) Article 30. ISSN 2211-8160 (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5334/gh.782


Background: In lower- and middle-income countries across Asia there has been a rapid expansion and uptake of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, there has been limited routine collection of related data, particularly around quality, safety and cost. The aim of this study was to assess the viability of implementing routine collection of PCI data in a registry at a leading hospital in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Method: A Vietnamese data collection form and collection strategy were developed in collaboration with the Vietnam National Heart Institute. Information on patient characteristics, treatments, and outcomes was collected through direct interviews using a standardised form and medical record abstraction, while PCI data was read and coded into paper forms by interventional cardiologists. Viability of the registry was determined by four main factors: 1) being able to collect a representative sample; 2) quality of data obtained; 3) costs and time taken for data collection by hospital staff; and 4) level of support from key stakeholders in the institute.

Results: Between September 2017 and May 2018, 1,022 patients undergoing PCI were recruited from a total of 1,041 procedures conducted during that time frame. The estimated mean time to collect information from patients before discharge was 60 minutes. Of the collected data fields, 98% were successfully completed. Most hospital staff surveyed indicated support for the continuation of the activity following the implementation of the pilot study.

Conclusions: The proposed methodology for establishing a PCI registry in a large hospital in Vietnam produced high quality data and was considered worthwhile by hospital staff. The model has the potential opportunity for replication in other cardiac catheterisation sites, leading to a national PCI registry in Vietnam.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Vietnam, methodology, percutaneous coronary intervention, registry
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Pham, NM (Dr Ngoc Minh Pham)
ID Code:140544
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2020-08-26
Last Modified:2022-08-25
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