The STS Intermacs Database became part of the STS National Database on January 1, 2018. It represents the next generation of Intermacs, a joint effort among the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and others that was established in 2005 at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Intermacs is a North American registry for the clinical outcomes of patients who receive an FDA-approved mechanical circulatory support device to treat advanced heart failure.
The addition of the Intermacs registry represents a new chapter in the history of the STS National Database in light of the registry’s collection of longitudinal data. The STS Intermacs Database includes longitudinal data for the life of a patient with an MCS device.