American College of Cardiology Launches NCDR Chest-Pain - MI Registry

Formerly the ACTION Registry, the new name reflects expanded offerings and aligns with other quality programs

Contact: Nicole Napoli,, 202-375-6523

WASHINGTON (Jun 26, 2018) -

Effective today, the American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry is changing its name to the Chest Pain – MI Registry. The new name aligns the ACC’s NCDR (National Cardiovascular Data Registry) and Accreditation Services offerings to address additional patient populations, including unstable angina and low risk chest pain. Beginning in October 2018, the registry will fully support the data requirements for ACC’s Chest Pain Center Accreditation program.

“The expanded scope of the registry will allow hospitals to optimize patient outcomes and reduce variations in care through risk stratification and evaluation of hospital performance in delivering guideline-recommended care and treatments,” said NCDR Management Board Chair Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC.

In addition, the Chest Pain - MI Registry will offer opportunities for collaboration across multiple providers and specialties who play an important role in managing care for these patients, including emergency department clinicians and emergency medical services (EMS) providers.

With 1.5 million patient records, the Chest Pain - MI Registry is the nation’s largest and most authoritative quality improvement program for patients with acute myocardial infarction and will now encompass acute coronary syndromes, capturing unstable angina and low-risk chest pain patients in addition to acute myocardial infarction patients.

NCDR is the ACC’s suite of cardiovascular data registries helping hospitals and private practices measure and improve the quality of care they provide. The Chest Pain – MI Registry is one of 10 NCDR hospital and outpatient registries.

For more information about the Chest Pain - MI Registry, visit

The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members 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, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit


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