Swiss Heart Surgery Registry
The primary goals of the Heart Surgery Registry established by the Swiss Society for Cardiac and Thoracic Vascular Surgery (SGHC), are:
- to ensure the quality of cardiac surgery procedures in Switzerland,
- to collect data on the patient and his disease, the treating center, the treatment and on the outcome of the treatment,
- to generate statistical indicators on the quality of treatment at the centers and to compare them with the overall collective.
Surgeries performed with the heart-lung machine (HLM) as well as major heart surgeries off-pump are recorded.