The Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Section of STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database: 2020 Update on Quality and Outcomes

J. Mauricio Del Rio, James (Jake) Abernathy, Mark A. Taylor, Robert H. Habib, Felix G. Fernandez, Bruce A. Bollen, Ryan E. Lauer, Nancy A. Nussmeier, Laurent G. Glance, Joseph V. Petty, G. Burkhard MacKensen, David F. Vener, Miklos D. Kertai

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The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, in partnership with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, has developed the Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Section of the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. The goal of this landmark collaboration is to advance clinical care, quality, and knowledge, and to demonstrate the value of cardiac anesthesiology in the perioperative care of cardiac surgical patients. Participation in the Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Section has been optional since its inception in 2014 but has progressively increased. Opportunities for further growth and improvement remain. In this first update report on quality and outcomes of the Adult Cardiac Anesthesiology Section, we present an overview of the clinically significant anesthesia and surgical variables submitted between 2015 and 2018. Our review provides a summary of quality measures and outcomes related to the current practice of cardiothoracic anesthesiology. We also emphasize the potential for addressing high-impact research questions as data accumulate, with the overall goal of elucidating the influence of cardiac anesthesiology contributions to patient outcomes within the framework of the cardiac surgical team.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1383-1396
Number of pages14
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 1 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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