Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Data Collection

The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database is currently operating under version 2.9. Data collection forms, training manuals, and additional resources are available to assist in data collection. (Note: Anesthesia information is included in the version 2.9 training manual and data collection forms listed below.)

Version 4.20

(Go-live July 2020)

Data Collection Forms (DCF's) - Updated January 20, 2020

The Data Specifications will be available in coming weeks. The Training Manual is scheduled to be available by mid-May. 

Version 2.9

Effective July 1, 2017

Training Manual - Updated January, 2020

Data Collection Forms (DCFs) - Updated February 13, 2017

To view annotation in the non-annotated Word DCF, select File – Options – Display – Show Hidden Text. If you need further assistance, please contact your IT Department or do an internet search for your specific version of Office on ways to view hidden text.

Surgeon Worksheets

Additional Resources


  • STS will no longer be posting/maintaining a medication list, due to challenges in keeping the list updated. Instead, data managers are encouraged to use their institution’s medication guide or software.
  • STS will not be posting or maintaining the Valve/VAD list. Any updates to the list are likely to occur with version upgrades. If changes occur prior to an update, sites and vendors will be notified.
  • The online risk calculator for version 2.9 is being updated. Due to the addition of many variables, extra time has been required to develop and test it.
Version 2.73

Training Manual

Data Collection Form (DCF)

Additional Resources