Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database (ACSD) is the world's premier clinical outcomes registry for adult cardiac surgery. Launched in 1989, the Database contains more than 7.5 million cardiac surgery procedure records and currently has nearly 3,800 participating physicians, including surgeons and anesthesiologists.

The STS ACSD Harvest 4 2020 report is now posted on the IQVIA platform under ACSD Risk Adjusted Dashboard Report. STS ACSD Public Reporting has been refreshed and is now available on the STS Public Reporting site.

Data Collection

STS has compiled a training manual, data collection forms, and additional resources to aid in data collection for the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. (These require a login to the STS web portal. If you need assistance with your login credentials, contact STS Member services.) 

Sample Data Analysis Reports

These sample Data Analysis Reports are examples of the quarterly Data Analysis Reports received by ACSD Participants. Each Data Analysis Report provides Participant-level data compared to the STS Benchmark and to Like Groups for each reporting period.

ACSD Longitudinal Outcomes Dashboard

STS has developed a first-of-its-kind, interactive, data-driven tool for ACSD participants. The new ACSD Longitudinal Outcomes Dashboard is flexible and allows you to display, manipulate, and synthesize your own data in ways that have never been available before.

This video includes a tutorial and Q&A about the new dashboard, led by STS Research Center Director Robert Habib, PhD.

Feedback on this new tool is welcome at If you have questions about the tool itself, contact