May 30, 2019 — About 2.4 million Canadians have heart disease. It is the second leading cause of death in Canada.

The Cardiac Care Quality Indicators Report examines the results of 6 comparable pan-Canadian indicators on mortality and readmission outcomes following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), coronary artery bypass graft and aortic valve replacement. CIHI reports the results of these indicators to

  • Improve transparency
  • Make data more accessible to health professionals to support quality improvement efforts
  • Help facilitate the sharing of best practices across cardiac care centres  

The indicators were identified and developed in partnership with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and are based on strong clinical expertise from across the country.

Explore the report and data tables to dig deeper into the indicators that the CCS considers essential for examining cardiac care across Canada.

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Learn more about comparable information on mortality and readmission outcomes regarding selected cardiac interventions at Canadian, provincial and cardiac care–centre levels.

Data tables

Explore the supplementary data tables for the Cardiac Care quality indicators.  

Additional resources

Methodology notes

Learn more about our metadata for Cardiac Care quality indicators:

Indicator Library

Learn more about CIHI processes to develop health indicators:

Indicator development cycle

Read about the importance of accurate documentation in the patient chart for health indicators:

Documenting patient care: The path to high-quality health indicators

Our collaboration with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society

We collaborate with the CCS to accelerate improvements in the quality of cardiac care with pan-Canadian comparable indicators. The CCS includes representatives from the Canadian Association of Interventional Cardiology and the Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons.  

Explore the CCS’s Quality Project