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. You can explore individual procedures or browse the glossary to understand words you may have heard or read.
This also includes information about the hospitals and consultant surgeons in the UK that specialise in cardiothoracic surgery. Explore the various areas in which you would like more information.
You may have been referred for heart surgery as an adult. Please explore procedures and our glossary to understand more about what to expect during and after the surgery.
Many patients are referred for surgery in the chest because of the lungs or chest wall . Please explore procedures and our glossary.
Your child may have been referred for heart surgery at one of the specialist paediatric units. Please explore procedures and our glossary.
There are many support groups that can help you with your condition. They are there to help you if you need.
As a charitable society, we welcome any contributions that fund the education, research and innovation that drives us to improve the quality and care our surgical teams can provide for you