The value of national institutes of health (NIH) registry-based research in identifying childhood cardiac disease outcomes: The pediatric cardiomyopathy registry experience

James D. Wilkinson, Joslyn A. Westphal, Samuel W. Ross, Danielle D. Dauphin, Steven E Lipshultz

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Abstract

Cardiomyopathy is a serious, but rare, disease of the heart muscle. Cardiomyopathy commonly results in heart failure and is the leading cause of heart transplantation in children older than 1 year of age. The Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry (PCMR), which has been funded by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHBLI) since 1994, has enrolled and followed more than 3,500 children with cardiomyopathy in the US and Canada. Results from the registry have established the incidence of pediatric cardiomyopathy in North America, determined the prevalence of heart failure, have identified causes of cardiomyopathy, as well as transplant and survival patterns. In this chapter, we will describe the design and operation of the PCMR and present a summary of results. The PCMR is an example of how a well-designed and well-conducted patient registry can provide important insights into the etiologies, clinical course, and patient outcomes for a rare disease, in this case cardiomyopathy in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric and Congenital Cardiac Care: Volume 1: Outcomes Analysis
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages445-463
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781447165873, 9781447165866
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart failure
  • Patient registry
  • Pediatric cardiomyopathy registry
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Wilkinson, J. D., Westphal, J. A., Ross, S. W., Dauphin, D. D., & Lipshultz, S. E. (2015). The value of national institutes of health (NIH) registry-based research in identifying childhood cardiac disease outcomes: The pediatric cardiomyopathy registry experience. In Pediatric and Congenital Cardiac Care: Volume 1: Outcomes Analysis (pp. 445-463). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6587-3_34