Database Participants

The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety, with the corollary potential to be a powerful tool for clinical research. Since that time, the Database has grown exponentially both in terms of participation and stature. Today, it is the gold standard for specialty outcomes databases. By participating in the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery, General Thoracic Surgery, and/or Congenital Heart Surgery Databases, cardiothoracic surgeons are committing to improving the quality of care that their patients receive.

How to Become a Participant

International Database Initiatives

License the STS National Database Logo

STS National Database Brochure

STS National Database Participation Maps

US & Canada Database Fees 

Database Forms

Database Software and Vendors

Online Payments for Database Participation and Records

HIPAA Information


Why Participation in the STS National Database Is Important
Features Drs. David S. Shahian, Richard L. Prager, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, and Benjamin D. Kozower

Forming a New Regional Quality Cooperative: You Can Do It
Features Drs. James R. Edgerton, Jeffrey B. Rich, Richard L. Prager, and Baron L. Hamman

What We’ve Learned So Far from the STS/ACC TVT Registry
Features Drs. David R. Holmes, Michael J. Mack, Patrick T. O'Gara, Frederick L. Grover, and Vinod H. Thourani