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Data Element
Version 2017B2

Data Element Name: Site of Primary Vessel Occlusion
Collected For: CSTK-08, CSTK-11, CSTK-12,
Definition:Documentation in the medical record of the clinical location of the primary occluded vessel.
Suggested Data Collection Question:What cerebral artery is occluded?
Format:
Length:2
Type:Alphanumeric
Occurs:1
Allowable Values:

1  Anterior cerebral artery (ACA)

2  A1 ACA

3  Anterior communicating artery

4  Internal carotid artery (ICA)

5  ICA terminus (T-lesion; T occlusion)

6  Middle cerebral artery (MCA)

7  M1 MCA

8  M2 MCA

9   M3/M4 MCA

10  Vertebral artery (VA)

11  Basilar artery (BA)

12  Posterior cerebral artery (PCA)

13  Other cerebral artery branch/segment

14  The clinical location of the primary occluded vessel was not documented, OR unable to determine (UTD) from the medical record documentation.
Notes for Abstraction:
  • Collect the documented clinical location of the primary occluded arterial segment treated with IA thrombolytic (t-PA) therapy and/or mechanical endovascular reperfusion therapy.
Suggested Data Sources:

  • Consultation notes
  • Emergency department record
  • History and physical
  • Progress notes
  • Discharge summary
  • Diagnostic test reports
  • Operative notes
  • Procedure notes
  • Admitting notes
  • Procedure reports
Additional Notes:
Guidelines for Abstraction:
Inclusion Exclusion
None None

Site of Primary Vessel Occlusion
Specifications Manual for Joint Commission National Quality Measures (v2017B2)
Discharges 01-01-18 (1Q18) through 06-30-18 (2Q18)
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