The STS/ACC TVT-R star rating system is one of the most sophisticated and highly regarded overall measures of quality in health care, rating the benchmarked outcomes of TAVR programs in the United States. The star rating is calculated using a combination of quality measures for TAVR procedure performed by an STS/ACC TVT Registry participant. “The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and American College of Cardiology congratulate STS/ACC TVT Registry participants for their continuing efforts to improve the safety and outcomes of transcatheter valve procedures,” said David M. Shahian, MD, co-chair of the Task Force of TVT Public Reporting. “Participation in the TVT Registry and public reporting demonstrates a commitment to quality improvement in health care delivery and helps provide patients and their families with meaningful information to help them make informed decisions about health care,” said Ralph Brindis, MD, MPH, co-chair fo the Task Force on TVT Public Reporting.

The STS/ACC TVT Registry, created through a collaboration between STS and the American College of Cardiology (ACC), monitors patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve replacement and repair procedures – emerging treatments for valve disease patients.

The TVT Registry has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to meet the registry requirements outlined in the national coverage decisions for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and transcatheter mitral valve repair (TMVR).

Please click here to learn more about advances in the TVT Registry and trends in transcatheter aortic valve therapy.

About STS

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is a not-for-profit organization that represents more than 7,300 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society’s mission is to advance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through collaboration, education, research, and advocacy.

About ACC

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a non-for-profit organization that represents more than 55,000 cardiologists, researchers and allied health professionals worldwide whose vision is a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

The College’s mission is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health along with core values comprising patient centered care, teamwork and collaboration, and professionalism and excellence.