Cardiovascular interventions have achieved a level of excellence, with many outstanding advanced techniques and results. The mission of the Japanese Association of Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics (CVIT) is to further our understanding of cardiovascular intervention and establish its procedural safety.  The Japanese Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (J-PCI) registry was established and sponsored by CVIT, and aims to provide basic statistics on the performance of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) in Japan. Today, the database has grown to become one of the largest healthcare procedural database with more than 200,000 cases registered annually from approximately 900 institutions in Japan representing over 90% of all PCI hospitals in the nation. Importantly, case registrations in the J-PCI registry are essential for coronary interventionalist and educating hospital certification. The present manuscript aimed to summarize the history of the J-PCI registry and outline the definitions of various items.
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