Congenital Heart Surgery Nomenclature and Database Project: Ventricular septal defect

J. P. Jacobs, R. P. Burke, J. A. Quintessenza, C. Mavroudis

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The extant nomenclature for ventricular septal defect (VSD) is reviewed for the purpose of establishing a unified reporting system. The subject was debated and reviewed by members of the STS-Congenital Heart Surgery Database Committee and representatives from the European Association for Cardiothoracic Surgery. All efforts were made to include all relevant nomenclature categories using synonyms where appropriate. Four basic VSD types are described: Subarterial, Perimembranous, Inlet, and Muscular. A comprehensive database set is presented which is based on a hierarchical scheme. Data are entered at various levels of complexity and detail which can be determined by the clinician. These data can lay the foundation for comprehensive risk stratification analysis. A minimum database set is also presented which will allow for data sharing and would lend itself to basic interpretation of trends. Outcome tables relating diagnoses, procedures, and various risk factors are presented. (C) 2000 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S25-S35
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4 SUPPL.
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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