2020 AHA/ACC Key Data Elements and Definitions for Coronary Revascularization

Published: March 23, 2020

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  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US; coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease.
  • The annual estimated cost of heart disease in the US is $218 billion with a substantial portion related to the cost of hospitalizations for interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery.
  • This report provides consensus-based key data elements and definitions for databases capturing information about coronary revascularization.