Completed & Harmonized

The ICHOM Set of Patient-Centered Outcome Measures for Heart Valve Disease results from hard work by a group of leading healthcare providers, researchers, and patient representatives. It represents the outcomes that matter most to people (≥18 years old) with Heart Valve Disease. We urge all providers worldwide to start measuring these meaningful outcomes, which will guide them to improve their care quality.

  1. Includes Early Mortality, Late Mortality, Valve-related Mortality and All-cause Mortality
  2. Defined by the EQ-5D-5L questionnaire
  3. Defined by the Impact on Mental Health & Daily Activities questionnaire (IDCV)
  4. Includes Aortic/Mitral/Tricuspid valve stenosis and Aortic/Mitral/Tricuspid valve regurgitation
  5. Includes Angina Pectoris and NYHA functional class
  6. Includes Stroke (ischemic/hemorrhagic) and Thromboembolic event (non-cerebral)
  7. Includes Conversion to open-heart surgery, Reoperation for bleeding, Periprocedural myocardial infarction, New permanent pacemaker, Major/minor vascular complications, Low-cardiac output syndrome, Hospital stay, and ICU Stay
  8. Includes Paravalvular insufficiency and Device migration (only applicable to percutaneous devices)
  9. Refers to Structural and Non-Structural valve deterioration

Supporting organisations

This set was developed by a multi-society task force coordinated by Heart Valve Society


We would like to thank the following contributors, who participated in the development of the Set by providing their unique expertise and knowledge for key aspects of the Set, without which this project could not have been brought to completion:

Philippe Pibarot | Québec Heart and Lung Institute
Marta Sitges | Cardiovascular Institute at the Hospital Clinic
Jerome Bax | Leiden University
Erwan Donald | University Hospital of Rennes
Jean-Louis de Brux | Société Française de Chirurgie Thoracique et Cardio-Vasculaire
Frédéric Mattei | MEDD Consultants

Our sponsors

Our Cardiometabolic Family of Sets updates sponsor

Implementation Resources

ICHOM Accreditation Product Logo

All of the basic information you need to implement ICHOM Sets is available in the links above. However, for a faster, more easily integrated process, we offer digitised versions of the Set measures. These are designed for immediate upload to existing EMR systems. This is available as part of our Accreditation package, which recognises your work in putting patient outcomes at the heart of treatment.

Find Out More

Team that developed this set

Chair | Hanneke Takkenberg | Erasmus University Medical Campus, Rotterdam
Chair | Emmanuel Lansac | Hôpital Pité Salpêtrière
Research Fellow | Kevin Veen | Erasmus University Medical Campus, Rotterdam
Project Manager | Andria Joseph | ICHOM
Project Manager | Paula Blancarte Jaber | ICHOM
Research Associate | Frieda Sossi | ICHOM
Director of Outcomes Research | Zofia Das-Gupta | ICHOM

Aubrey Almeida | Monash Medical Centre; Australian & New Zealand Society of Cardiac & Thoracic Surgeons
Philip Holmes*

Andreas Zuckermann | Medical University of Vienna

Bart Meuris | K.U. Leuven, Heart Valve Society (HVS)

John Stott* | Heart Valve Voice Canada

Evaldas Girauskas | University Heart Center Hamburg; HVS

Silvana Medica*

Jolanda Kluin | Academic Medical Centre and University of Amsterdam; HVS; European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

Gry Dahle | Rikshospitalet; International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS)

Rafael Sádaba | Hospital Universitario de Navarra; European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Ruchika Meel | Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital; University of Witwatersrand; South African Heart Association

Suleman Aktaa | Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine; European Society of Cardiology (ESC)
Wil Woan | Heart Valve Voice UK
Daniel Colgan*

Elena Aikawa | Harvard University; International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology (ISACB)
Faisal G. Bakaeen | Cleveland Clinic; Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Frederick Schoen | Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Harvard Medical School; ISACB
Hani Jneid | Baylor College of Medicine; University of Texas Medical Branch (current); American Heart Association (AHA)
Husam Balkhy | University of Chicago; ISMICS
Molly Szerlip | The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano; American College of Cardiology (ACC)
Ourania Preventza | Baylor College of Medicine; American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
Pinak Shah | Brigham and Women’s Hospital; ACC
Vera H. Rigolin | Northwestern University; AHA
Wilson Y Szeto | University of Pennsylvania


Elena Arbelo | Hospital Clínic Barcelona
Menno Huisman | Leiden University
Andreas Bollman | Heart Centre Leipzig
Benjamin Steinberg | University of Utah School of Medicine
John Beltrame | University of Adelaide
Tom Lumbers | University College London
Cristina García Ulloa | Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
Andrew Pumerantz | WesternU, Population Health Science
Sergio Hernández | Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
Søren Skovlund | Evidera
Mark Peyrot | Loyola University Maryland
Magdalena Walbaum | London School of Economics and Political Science
Erik (F.A.) Klok | Leiden University
Albertino Damasceno | Eduardo Mondlane University
Camila de Menezes Succi | Dasa Hospitals
Jana Nano | Helmholtz Zentrum München
Kevin Veen | Erasmus Medical Centre
Cindy de Jong | Leiden University
Tim Benson* | Nile Health

* Patient Representative

Are you implementing ICHOM Sets?

If your are implementing ICHOM Sets, please help us understand more about your journey by filling in our Implementation Survey. Click on the link below to complete:

View Survey

Implementation Map

We would like to add you to our Implementation Map if you are implementing or have implemented ICHOM Sets. Please click on the button below for more information.

Find Out More