The World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: Update.
Following several years of planning and design, the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WDPCHS) went live on January 1, 2017. The first operational year of this valuable database has proven very successful. As of February 28, 2018, more than 4,500 patients have been submitted from 39 centers; participation currently spans 19 countries over 6 continents, with 120 more centers in the enrollment pipeline. This update, the first in a series, is intended to provide World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery members and others who care for children with congenital heart disease with a broad overview of current progress and ongoing activities surrounding the WDPCHS.
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg
Cardiac Surgical Procedures; Child; Databases, Factual; Heart Defects, Congenital; Humans
congenital heart disease (CHD); congenital heart surgery; database (all types); outcomes (includes mortality, morbidity)
St Louis, J., Kirklin, J. The World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: Update. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg 9, 273-275 (2018).