Coronary Artery Disease

The standard set

The ICHOM Standard Set for Coronary Artery Disease is the result of hard work by a group of leading physicians, measurement experts and patients. It is our recommendation of the outcomes that matter most to patients with coronary artery disease. We urge all providers around the world to start measuring these outcomes to better understand how to improve the lives of their patients.

1 Includes occurrence of strokes, acute renal failure, prolonged ventilation, deep sternal wound infection, and other causes of reoperations.

2 Includes occurrence of strokes, acute renal failure, significant dissection, perforation, vascular complications requiring intervention, bleeding event within 72 hours, and emergent CABG for failed PCI.

3 Tracked via the Seattle Angina Questionnaire (SAQ-7)

4 Tracked via the Rose Dyspnea Scale

5 Tracked via the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-2)


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Available materials:

  • Flyer – a brief overview of the most important outcomes for patients relating to this ICHOM Standard Set.
  • Reference Guide – a complete overview of the ICHOM Standard Set, including definitions for each measure and selected PROM instruments, time points for collection, and associated risk factors.
  • Data Dictionary – an index of the outcomes and case-mix variables included in the standard set, how to code them, and the information you need to collect when implementing the outcomes in practice.
  • Press Release
  • Published Articles
  • Additional materials

Team that developed this standard


John Beltrame | Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide


Bishnu Panigrahi | Fortis Healthcare


Terrance Chua Siang Jin | National Heart Centre


Tomas Jernberg | Swedeheart

United Kingdom

Clive Weston | Myocardial Infarction National Audit Programme

United States

Erica Spatz | Yale
Bob McNamara | Yale
Larry Sadwin* | American Heart Association
Mark Schoeberl | American Heart Association
Louise Morgan | American Heart Association
David Shahian | Massachussetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Jack Lewin | Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Paul Heidenreich | Cardiology
John Rumsfeld | Veterans Health Administration
Robert Jesse | Veterans Health Adminsitration
Robert Yeh | Massachussetts General Hospital

*Person with dementia
**Former carer, dementia campaigner and policy consultant
***Person with demetia, with Rosemary Oliver | Keith’s wife and Carer - Jess Amos & Ingrid Tamuyeye | Keith’s Supporters and University of Kent Psychology Students

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