WASHINGTON (Nov. 23, 2015) — The American College of Cardiology will partner with the ACC Mexico Chapter, in collaboration with both the Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología and the Asociación Nacional de Cardiólogos de México, to establish a registry network in Mexico that is aligned with the ACC's PINNACLE Registry.
The ACC and the leadership of the Mexican societies signed a Memorandum of Understanding during the annual meeting of the Sociedad Mexicana de Cardiología on Nov. 22, 2015. Mexico became the fourth country outside of the United States to partner with the PINNACLE Registry, including India, Brazil and Argentina.
"Establishing the PINNACLE Registry in Mexico allows the American College of Cardiology and the cardiovascular leadership in Mexico to partner on seeking ways to improve heart health in Mexico and around the world through the data gathered by the registry," said American College of Cardiology President Kim Allan Williams Sr., M.D., FACC. "It will take a global effort to reduce the burden of heart disease and we look forward to continuing these efforts with the dedicated cardiovascular community in Mexico."
This is the first step in expanding any and all of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry's suite of cardiovascular data registries into Mexico and creating the potential to study patients, as well as the state of cardiovascular disease and care in the country. The registries help hospitals and clinical practices measure and improve the quality of care.
The PINNACLE Registry is an outpatient quality improvement registry that captures data on coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, diabetes and atrial fibrillation.
Engaging with the global cardiovascular community is a vital part of the ACC's mission to transform care and improve heart health around the world. The ACC is committed to working with its chapter in Mexico to increase awareness and prevention among patients and providers. The science and findings from the Mexico PINNACLE registry will allow the cardiovascular community to better understand disease burden worldwide.
The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit http://www.acc.org.