The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database: 2019 Update on Research

Marshall L. Jacobs, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Kevin D. Hill, Sean M. O'Brien, Sara K. Pasquali, David Vener, S. Ram Kumar, Karen Chiswell, James D. St. Louis, John E. Mayer, Robert H. Habib, David M. Shahian, Felix G. Fernandez

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As the largest congenital and pediatric cardiac surgical clinical data registry in the world, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database (STS CHSD) serves as a platform for reporting of outcomes and for quality improvement. In addition, it is an important source of data for clinical research and for innovations related to quality measurement. Each year, several teams of investigators undertake analyses of data in the STS CHSD pertaining to the surgical management of specific diagnostic and procedural groups, or to specific processes of care, and their associations with patient characteristics and outcomes across centers participating in the STS CHSD. Additional ongoing projects involve the development of new or refined metrics for quality measurement and reporting of outcomes and center-level performance. The STS, through its Workforce for National Databases and the STS Research Center and Workforce on Research Development provides multiple pathways through which investigators may propose and perform outcomes research projects based on STS CHSD data. This report reviews research published within the past year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)671-679
Number of pages9
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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