The top priority of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) is patients’ interests. We want to give patients, their families, friends, and carers, helpful information about their medical condition. This includes publishing material about the hospitals and consultant surgeons in the UK that specialise in cardiothoracic surgery.
Heart surgery The work to develop the cardiac database, refine the methodology for analysis and produce the outputs on this site was supported by a charitable grant from Heart Research UK.
More information and analysis from six sub-specialty cardiac audits is available at the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR): National Cardiac Outcome Programme
Chest surgery In 2014 the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership asked the National Lung Cancer Audit and the SCTS to produce outcomes data on operations for primary lung cancer in England.
Click the links below to view more information on Audit & Outcomes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery and Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).