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Cardiothoracic Surgery

These pages contain a collection of links, documents and other resources related to cardiothoracic surgery

Cardiothoracic Surgery

Click here to see a map of the cardiothoracic surgery units in the UK: 

Useful links for :

Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Cardiothoracic surgery
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
British Thoracic Society.
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

Documents and resources

Thoracic surgery

Guidelines for enhanced recovery after lung surgery: recommendations of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) Society and the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ESTS). Batchelor, T., Rasburn, N., Abdelnour-Berchtold, E., et al. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 2019,Volume 55, Issue 1, Pages 91–115,

NICE Guidelines for Lung Volume Reduction – Interventional Procedures Guidance (IPG114). 2005.

NICE Guidelines for Lung Cancer: Diagnosis & Management (NG122). 2019.

Lung Cancer Clinical Outcome audit 2017. Published 2019.

Lung Cancer Organisational Audit 2019. Published 2020.

Cardiac surgery

Guidelines for Perioperative Care in Cardiac Surgery: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery Society Recommendations. Engleman, D., Ali, W., Williams, J., et al. JAMA Surg. 2019;154(8):755-766. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2019.1153

NHS England Service Specification for Cardiac Surgery – Adults.

NHS Improvement Heart: A guide to commissioning cardiac surgical services. 2019.
Early Activity After Cardiac Surgery. ACPICR. 2016.


Sternal wound precautions meeting 9.6.21

This meeting was held virtually. Below are links to the presentation slides, minutes of the meeting and the recording. A reference list with links can be download below.