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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. http://rcseng.ac.uk

Cardiothoracic surgery
Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. https://scts.org
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. https://www.sts.org
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons. http://www.ests.org
American Association for Thoracic Surgery. https://www.aats.org/
British Thoracic Society. https://brit-thoracic.org.uk
Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation https://www.acpicr.com

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, https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy301

NICE Guidelines for Lung Volume Reduction – Interventional Procedures Guidance (IPG114). 2005. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg114

NICE Guidelines for Lung Cancer: Diagnosis & Management (NG122). 2019. https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng122

Lung Cancer Clinical Outcome audit 2017. Published 2019. https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/lung-cancer-clinical-outcomes-publication-2019-audit-period-2017

Lung Cancer Organisational Audit 2019. Published 2020. https://www.rcplondon.ac.uk/projects/outputs/organisational-audit-report-2019

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. https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/01/a10-spec-adlt-cardiac-surgry.pdf

NHS Improvement Heart: A guide to commissioning cardiac surgical services. 2019. https://scts.org/_userfiles/resources/634586925235172296_Cardiac_Surgery_Commissioning_Guide.pdf
Early Activity After Cardiac Surgery. ACPICR. 2016. https://www.acpicr.com/data/Page_Downloads/EarlyActivityAfterCardiacSurgery2016-Booklet-A4_0.pdf