Research Center

The STS National Database is the premier clinical data registry for cardiothoracic surgery. It includes three components: the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, the General Thoracic Surgery Database, and the Congenital Heart Surgery Database. Data from the Database are available to physicians, researchers, and the health care industry to use for quality improvement and in comparative effectiveness research, clinical trials, post-market surveillance, and basic and translational research.

Information from the STS National Database will allow you to:

  • Use extensive and accurate real world cardiothoracic surgery data to address your research questions;
  • Investigate ways to enhance quality of care and improve patient outcomes;
  • Spot market trends and new product opportunities; and
  • Save time and money on clinical trials and post-market surveillance.


STS Participant User File (PUF) Research Program