Blauth-Muszkowski Christopher

GMC: 2448378


Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery

Senior consultant cardiac surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust with over 30 years of experience in cardiac surgery, 23 years at consultant level, and over 6,000 operations performed personally. Clinical Lead for cardiac surgery at GSTT 1998-2015. Sub-specialist expertise in valve surgery including the Ross procedure, mitral valve repair, and complex multiple valve reoperations. Special interest in high risk elderly patients with end-stage heart disease and surgery for atrial fibrillation including the Convergent procedure.

Training Attended

St Thomas's Hospital Medical School 1972-9

General surgical training in London until 1983. Cardiothoracic surgery training on rotation in 5 London Teaching hospitals 1984-1991.

Clinical Fellow Cleveland Clinic USA 1990-91

Qualifications & Accreditations

BSc (1st class Hons) Physiology 1975

MB BS 1979

MS 1992

Hunterian Professor Royal College of Surgeons 1989

Additional Information
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Risk-adjusted in-hospital survival rate

This graph shows the “in hospital” survival rate of patients who are operated on by the individual surgeon/unit you have selected. “In hospital” means time the patient is in the hospital where they have had their operation. It does not include any time that patients may have spent in other hospitals, either before or after their heart operation.

The data has been through a complex methodology, including the variations in patient risk factors in order to give you a comparative base from which to work from. This means that the survival rates take into account the type and risk of patients being operated on for each surgeon/unit. This is known as risk adjusted survival.

The vertical axis shows the GMC number of the surgeon or the Hospital identifier. In brackets is the total number of patients operated on by the surgeon/unit and the percentage of patients for whom the survival is known. The horizontal axis is the percentage survival. The dashed vertical line shows the risk adjusted survival rate for the UK as a whole. The solid black horizontal line represents the surgeon/unit. What is important here is that the horizontal line crosses the vertical dashed line. If this occurs, it means that the surgeon/unit are within the expected outcomes given the case-mix and risk factors of the patients they operate on.

The icons that sit on the horizontal line should give you more information about your surgeon/team.

For example

The open square is the survival rate with no risk adjustments:
The X is the predicted survival with adjustments
The solid dot is the survival probability after the methodology has been applied.

  • If the solid dot is red it means survival is worse than expected
  • If the solid dot is black it means that it is within limits
  • If the solid dot is green it means that there is significantly higher survival than expected

There is a lot of information on these plots, but the takeaway message is that if the solid black line crosses the dashed vertical line then the survival rate for the surgeon/unit is within expectations and that there is no reason for any concern.

A more detailed explanation about these graphs and methodology can be found here: Graph Explanations

Data for period April 2016 – March 2019.
Risk Adjusted In-Hospital Survival Rate