Congenital Heart Surgery Database

The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database (CHSD) is the largest database in North America dealing with congenital cardiac malformations. The CHSD contains more than 600,000 congenital heart surgery procedure records and currently has more than 1,000 participating physicians, including surgeons and anesthesiologists.

Data Collection

STS has compiled a training manual, data collection forms, and additional resources to aid in data collection for the Congenital Heart 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 semi-annual Data Analysis Reports received by CHSD Participants. Each Data Analysis Report provides Participant-level data compared to the STS Benchmark and to Like Groups for each reporting period.