The vision of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery is that every child born anywhere in the world with a congenital heart defect should have access to appropriate medical and surgical care.

Official Journal of the World Society

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World Journal becomes the official journal of CHSS and ECHSA


World Database for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

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Message from the Database

We would like to first extend a ‘Thank You’ to all the members of the World Database for Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery (WDPCHS) for your continued efforts and hard work in this important international project. The past two years have seen incredible resilience from our organization through some of the most challenging times.  Each year we take this opportunity to present our participation update for the World Database. In 2022, we have recruited three new centers including institutions in Chile, Egypt and Thailand. At this time over 20,000 tier 1 surgeries and over 17,000 tier 2 surgeries have been entered from all 70 participating World Database institutions.  Thank you to all the site coordinators and World Database members for your active participation in the database. We continue to be encouraged by your increasing contributions, and hope this inspires more participation. Please let us know how we can assist you better by writing to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  We look forward to hearing from you. We will continue to make enhancements to the web based data entry system in 2023 and we welcome all feedback and suggestions. 

James D. St. Louis, Database Chair/Secretary
James K. Kirklin, WSPCHS President
Christo I. Tchervenkov, WSPCHS Executive Director

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