SwissRDL - Medical Registries and Data Linkage

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.