Data Collection Modules

VCOR aims to have a broad cardiac outcomes focus and it is anticipated that the registry will expand to collect a comprehensive dataset for many different cardiac procedures, treatments and interventions across metropolitan and regional Victorian health services.


Currently, VCOR has two data collection modules: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and Cardiac Implantable Electronic Deviced (CIED). Data is collected for every patient undergoing a relevant cardiac procedure, treatment or intervention in participating Victorian health services.

The current VCOR data collection modules are:

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)

PCI is a non-surgical treatment of narrowed coronary arteries using a balloon to inflate the artery and/or place a stent to hold it open. This procedure is also known as coronary angioplasty. VCOR currently collects a minimum data set for patients undergoing PCI. This dataset includes demographics, hospital admission data, clinical symptoms and presentation, pre-procedural risk factors and procedure details to discharge. Patients are followed-up at 30 days to check on their health status after their PCI procedure.

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device (CIED)

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED's) are an effective treatment for abnormal rapid, potentially fatal heart rhythms and prevention of sudden death in patients with a previous history or family history of out of hospital cardiac arrest.  In 2018 VCOR will conduct a one year pilot where data will be collected at five public hospitals. 

Data will be collected on all patients who have a procedure involving an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).  Patients are followed-up at 30 days to check on their health status after their CIED procedure.

As new modules are approved for data collection, health services will be engaged and invited to participate. Hospitals participate in each module voluntarily. It is not compulsory for participating centres to contribute to all VCOR modules. For more information about the specific type of patient information collected in VCOR, please visit our What information is collected page.