Congenital Heart Disease – 2020 summary report

Reports | Published: 10 Dec 2020

The National Congenital Heart Disease Audit (NCHDA), a domain within the National Cardiac Audit Programme (NCAP), was set up to assess patient outcomes after therapeutic paediatric and congenital cardiovascular procedures (surgery, transcatheter and electrophysiological interventions) at all centres in the UK and the Republic of Ireland.

The audit focuses on monitoring activity levels and outcomes following congenital cardiovascular procedures at any age, and for patients under 16 years of age with acquired heart disease who undergo interventions, as well as the success of antenatal diagnostic screening.

The audit collected and analysed data from all centres undertaking congenital cardiac surgery, interventional procedures (including electrophysiology) and antenatal detection in the UK and Republic of Ireland between 2016 to 2019.

The report presents the key findings for this data collection period. For transparency, it includes a summary for each Quality Improvement metric, which includes related National Standards and criteria underpinning the analysis. It also reports on a second year of post-procedure complications data as well as extending the longer-term trends from 10 to 11 years for this year only.

You can read the report by clicking on the link below.

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Congenital Heart Disease – 2020 summary report