Sudden Cardiac Arrest Electronic Screening Application
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States with 350,000 deaths yearly. More than 90% of people with SCA do not survive. However, SCA is not a random death since most patients have heart disease or heart failure and about 75% have either coronary artery disease or a previous heart attack. Despite this, utilization of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) has decreased since 2010 and only 38% of patients who have class I indications for ICD actually have one.
Multiple attempts to educate medical personnel and the general public have only had modest positive effects. The Mayo Sudden Cardiac Arrest Electronic Screening Application provides a system, through the Apervita platform that can access multiple platforms, to retrieve data needed to appropriately identify patients at risk of sudden cardiac death.
The Mayo Sudden Cardiac Arrest Electronic Screening Application draws data from multiple platforms to get information on demographics and clinical characteristics. The registry then tracks actions that need to be performed for each of these patients based on clinical guidelines and enables health care professional to keep track of results. The tool allows for more streamlined flow of data to capture patients at risk for sudden cardiac death and to ensure that they are provided necessary care at the appropriate time.