Citation: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 106(1):8-13, 2018 Jul..Journal: The Annals of thoracic surgery.Published: 2018ISSN: 0003-4975.Full author list: Badhwar V; Rankin JS; Thourani VH; D'Agostino RS; Habib RH; Shahian DM; Jacobs JP.UI/PMID: 29937221.Subject(s): IN PROCESS -- NOT YET INDEXEDInstitution(s): MedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteActivity type: Journal Article.Medline article type(s): Journal ArticleOnline resources: Click here to access onlineDigital Object Identifier: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.04.052 (Click here)Abbreviated citation: Ann Thorac Surg. 106(1):8-13, 2018 Jul.Local Holdings: Available online from MWHC library: 1995 - present, Available in print through MWHC library:1999-2007.Abstract: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Database (ACSD) is an international voluntary registry that provides adult cardiac surgery programs with risk-adjusted outcome reports for quality improvement. With more than 6,300,000 procedural records in adult cardiac surgery, the ACSD has proven to be a leading instrument for clinical outcomes research. The ACSD generated numerous major original contributions that were either published or accepted for publication in 2017. These works significantly contributed to the practice of adult cardiac surgery through outcome measurement and quality improvement. This paper summarizes the recent ACSD contributions to the literature.Abstract: Copyright (c) 2018 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.