Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) National Database
The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) is the world’s premier clinical outcomes registry for adult cardiac surgery. Launched in 1989, the Database contains more than 6.5 million cardiac surgery procedure records and currently has nearly 3,800 participating physicians, including surgeons and anesthesiologists.
Established as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. As of January 1, 2018, the STS National Database has four components, each focusing on a different area of cardiothoracic surgery—Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, and Congenital Heart Surgery, as well as mechanical circulatory support via the Intermacs Database.
Description of Cohort: Adult Cardiac Surgery Patients, General Thoracic surgery patients, congenital cardiac malformation patients and patients who receive mechanical circulatory support device