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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.