ANZSCTS National 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;
Purpose / Aims: The ANZSCTS National Cardiac Surgery Database Program records details of all adult cardiac surgical procedures performed in participating hospitals. The program publishes comprehensive annual reports describing the activities and outcomes of participating sites in a comparative de-identified format.
Population Captured: The Program aims to capture all adult cardiac surgical procedures in Australia including coronary artery bypass grafts and valve procedures.

The current ANZSCTS inclusion criteria is all 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 day 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