Johns Hopkins All Children's Heart Institute

STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database

Rebuilding Our Heart Institute and Earning Your Trust

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital spent months conducting a comprehensive review of its Heart Institute, with the goal of reopening its heart surgery program with patient safety at the forefront. As part of this review, a group of national pediatric heart experts conducted a top-to-bottom clinical evaluation and recommended a series of important changes. Over the course of the last year, the Heart Institute has implemented the recommended changes, which include industry-leading training programs and rigorous data analysis of patient safety measures. We conducted a national search for new heart surgeons and hired a team of exceptionally talented surgeons, each of whom brings a career of success in highly specialized pediatric or neonatal cardiothoracic surgery to the Tampa Bay region. Johns Hopkins remains proud and deeply committed to being part of this community. We continue to strive to earn your trust.

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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.