Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute

STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database

Restoring Your Trust in Our Heart Institute

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital paused the Heart Surgery Program after news reports about families that did not receive the high-quality care that is our promise. We are determined to learn everything that happened in the Heart Institute and to rebuild it in a way that earns your trust. We invite you to follow our journey, and we will not rest until your trust is restored.

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Congenital Heart Surgery Database (STS-CHSD) is a voluntary registry that contains preoperative, operative and outcomes data for all patients undergoing congenital and pediatric cardiovascular operations at participating centers. It is the world's largest database for these operations.

STS-CHSD contains data on more than 300,000 operations done since 1998 at 119 hospitals in North America. More than 95 percent of all U.S. centers that perform pediatric heart surgery are included in the database. As a result, the data represents more than 95 percent of all pediatric and congenital cardiac operations in the United States.