The Congenital Heart Center at Children’s Hospital of Illinois has participated in the CardioAccess Database (part of the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons) since 2007. This database helps us track all of our congenital heart surgery patients internally as well as being able to compare our results with over 100 other centers and over 240,000 surgical procedures.

This information is used to improve the quality of care, and for research and further regional development of the Congenital Heart Center.