Information for patients and relatives


Links for Professionals

GB&I Units

Information on Cardiothoracic Units and outcomes


Society educational activity

Annual Meeting



Information about our Annual Meeting


Articles on current issues


Cardiac surgery The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all major heart operations since 1977. National trends and hospital cardiac procedure numbers over time can be viewed on our dynamic website:


A PDF version of this book especially designed for patients is available: Read more  More applications and explanations are available on the outcomes page: Read more

Thoracic surgery The SCTS has collected activity and in-hospital mortality data in thoracic surgery for over 30 years. It is one of the largest and longest running datasets in thoracic surgery worldwide. A report on activity and trends can be found in the 2011 Thoracic Blue Book:


More information on thoracic audit is available on the outcomes page: Read more


For information on membership please click here.

Events Calendar

The purpose of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) is to further the interests of all involved in cardiothoracic surgery.

The top priority of the society is patients' interests. We want to give patients, their families, friends and carers, helpful information about their medical condition.

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