Registry Assessment of Peripheral Interventional Devices (RAPID): Registry assessment of peripheral interventional devices core data elements

Journal 1

Journal of Vascular Surgery

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Journal 2

Circulation Journal: official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society

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Authors W. SchuylerJones MDMitchell W.Krucoff MDPabloMorales MDRebecca W.Wilgus RN MSNAnne H.Heath BAMary F.Williams BS, James E.Tcheng MDJ. Danica Marinac-Dabic MD PhDMisti L.Malone PhDTerrie L.Reed MSRie Fukaya MMedScRobert A. Lookstein MDNobuhiro Handa MDHerbert D. Aronow MD MPHDaniel J. Bertges MDMichael R. Jaff DOThomas T. Tsai MD MScJoshua A. Smale BSMargo J. Zaugg BSNRobert J. Thatcher MBAJack L. Cronenwett MD


Year Published 2018



The current state of evaluating patients with peripheral artery disease and more specifically of evaluating medical devices used for peripheral vascular intervention (PVI) remains challenging because of the heterogeneity of the disease process, the multiple physician specialties that perform PVI, the multitude of devices available to treat peripheral artery disease, and the lack of consensus about the best treatment approaches. Because PVI core data elements are not standardized across clinical care, clinical trials, and registries, aggregation of data across different data sources and physician specialties is currently not feasible.


Under the auspices of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Medical Device Epidemiology Network initiative—and its PASSION (Predictable and Sustainable Implementation of the National Registries) program, in conjunction with other efforts to align clinical data standards—the Registry Assessment of Peripheral Interventional Devices (RAPID) workgroup was convened. RAPID is a collaborative, multidisciplinary effort to develop a consensus lexicon and to promote interoperability across clinical care, clinical trials, and national and international registries of PVI.


The current manuscript presents the initial work from RAPID to standardize clinical data elements and definitions, to establish a framework within electronic health records and health information technology procedural reporting systems, and to implement an informatics-based approach to promote the conduct of pragmatic clinical trials and registry efforts in PVI.


Ultimately, we hope this work will facilitate and improve device evaluation and surveillance for patients, clinicians, health outcomes researchers, industry, policymakers, and regulators.