The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety in cardiothoracic surgery. The Database has four components, each focusing on a different area of cardiothoracic surgery.
COVID-19 and the STS National Database
Find updates on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting STS National Database operations.
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