Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit
The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all major heart operations since 1977.
Surgeons are rightly proud of what has been achieved through this approach. The comprehensive collection and feedback of clinical outcomes
to members and the public has demonstrated a 25% reduction in mortality for adult cardiac surgery since 2003.
There is also international benchmarking of our results showing a 25% better risk adjusted mortality for cardiac surgery than the European average. The SCTS is recognised widely as having been at
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The Society has pioneered collection of surgical information in the UK, having run a register of all
major heart operations since 1977. Read more
National trends and hospital cardiac procedure numbers over time can be viewed on our dynamic website: