ANZSCTS Cardiac Surgery Database Program

ANZSCTS Cardiac Surgery Database Program

Academic Lead:Professor Chris Reid
Co-Director, Monash Centre of Cardiovascular Research and Education in Therapeutics
Clinical Leads: Mr Gilbert Shardey, ANZSCTS Database Program Chair
Mr Julian Smith, ANZSCTS President and Research Committee Chair
Registry Contacts: Dr Lavinia Tran and Dr Jenni Williams-Spence | Phone: +61 3 9903 0229
lavinia.tran@monash.edu; jenni.williams-spence@monash.edu
Purpose / Aims: The ANZSCTS Database aims to ensure a high standard of care for adult cardiac surgical patients is maintained across Australia and New Zealand through a peer reviewed quality assurance program, the production of comprehensive annual reports showing morbidity and mortality information and trends, and an active research program.
Population Captured: The Program aims to capture all adult cardiac surgical procedures in Australia and New Zealand including coronary artery bypass grafts and valve procedures.

Specifically, the ANZSCTS Database includes patients who undergo:
  • cardiac surgery and/or
  • other thoracic surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass and/or
  • pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis, where performed on or off cardiopulmonary bypass
Outcomes Collected:
  • Mortality (in hospital or 30 days post-surgery)
  • Complications including cardiac, neurological, renal, infections, gastrointestinal and return to theatre
  • Readmissions within 30 days post-surgery
Funding Source: Public sector funding bodies and private/individual hospitals
Website:anzscts-database.org