The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking collaboration with the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) whereby adult cardiac anesthesia clinical data will soon be incorporated into the Adult Cardiac Surgery component of the STS National Database though a newly created Web-based anesthesia module.

The SCA and the STS agreed on January 28, 2013 to incorporate an adult cardiac anesthesia database module into the existing STS adult cardiac surgery database. This action represents a watershed moment for the SCA that helps leapfrog our specialty of cardiac anesthesia forward to shape and manage patient care with evidence-based arguments. Hence, the SCA is pleased to now be a part of this premiere data set through the creation of an Adult Cardiovascular Anesthesia module.

The STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database is the largest cardiothoracic surgery outcomes and quality improvement registry in the world, containing more than 5 million...

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