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The IMACS® Users’ Guide (PDF) contains the data elements for the IMACS® Registry. The following is the table of contents:
  • Navigating the IMACS® Web Based Data Entry System
  • Screening Log
  • Demographic Form
  • Pre-Implant Form
  • Implant Form
  • 1 Month Follow-Up Form
  • 3 Month/6 Month Follow-Up Form
  • Implant Discharge Form
  • Explant: For Device Exchange, Recovery, or Transplant Form
  • Death Form
  • Adverse Events
    •  Device Malfunction
    •  Infection
    •  Neurological Dysfunction
    •  Bleeding
    • Respiratory Failure
    • Arterial Non-CNS Thromboembolism
    • Right Heart Failure
New Infectious Disease Data Element Additions (January 2014)

Pre-Implant Form
  • Infectious Concerns/Contraindications
  • Infection Location (1 month Prior to Surgery) - Additional Detail required
    •  Specify organism
  • Medications
    •  Steroids
    •  Immunosuppressants
    •  TNF Blockers
    •  Disease modifying agents for rheumatoid arthritis
Implant Form
  • Prophylaxis at time of implant
    •  Antibiotics & Duration
Follow Up
  • Antibiotics/Antifungals and Duration
Major Adverse Event - Infection
  • Infection Type and Location - Additional Detail required such as Genus Species
  • VAD Related Infection
    •  Percutaneous Driveline
    •  Endocarditis
    •  Bloodstream
    •  Mediastinitis
    •  Non VAD Related Infection
  • Details of Intervention

REFERENCES

ISHLT Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support Registry Users’Guide (2012). Birmingham, AL

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