Victorian Cardiac Outcomes Registry (VCOR)

Academic Leads:Professor Chris Reid and Professor Danny Liew
Co-Directors, Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics
Clinical Lead: Associate Professor Jeffrey Lefkovits, Cardiology
Registry Contact: Angela Brennan
Email: angela.brennan@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9903 0517
Purpose / Aims: VCOR was established in 2012 to ensure the safety and quality of cardiac based therapies across Victoria. As a clinical quality registry, VCOR monitors the performance of health services in both the public and private sectors.
Population Captured: VCOR has two separate modules currently collecting data of interest in cardiovascular care. These include a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) clinical quality registry and a Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED) module. The PCI and modules directly relate to management of coronary artery disease, primarily in its acute form (heart attacks and angina). All hospitals in Victoria performing PCI contribute data to the registry.
Outcomes Collected:PCI outcomes:
  • procedural success
  • door to balloon times
  • complications including cardiac, bleeding, neurological and renal
  • mortality (in-hospital and 30 days post-procedure), including risk adjusted mortality at 30 days
  • quality of life at 30 days post-procedure
  • readmission 30 days post-procedure

CIED outcomes:

  • device successfully implanted without in-hospital complications
  • in-hospital cardiac arrest
  • 30 day unplanned cardiac readmissions
  • 30 day device related re-operations
  • 30 day device related infection rate
  • mortality (in-hospital and 30 days post-procedure)
Funding Source: The Department of Health, Victoria
NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Cardiovascular Outcomes Improvement
NHMRC Program Grant
Website:vcor.org.au