The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: 2021 Update of the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery.
BACKGROUND: The World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WDPCHS), sponsored by the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (WSPCHS), provides complex programmatic outcomes analyses for all members of the WSPCHS.
METHODS: The Data center, currently at Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes (KIRSO), University of Alabama, Birmingham (USA), provides biannual reports to all active members of the database. This report presents a descriptive analysis of these procedures submitted from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020.
RESULTS: A total of 37,386 procedures were submitted with an overall mortality of 4.3%. The majority of submissions were from Asian countries. The majority of cases submitted from these countries were of Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)-European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (STAT) Mortality Categories I and II.
CONCLUSIONS: The WSPCHS accomplished one of its missions in 2017 when the WDPCHS began accepting data from pediatric and congenital heart surgery programs across the globe. In doing so, it became one of the first organizations to create a platform for the exchange of knowledge and experience, regardless of the socioeconomic status of the particular program or country.
World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg
database (all types); morbidity; mortality; statistics; survival analysis
St Louis JD, Deng L, Covington C, et al. The World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery: 2021 Update of the World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg. 2022;13(2):137-145. doi:10.1177/21501351221075604