Coarctation of the Aorta, (Isolated) Repair - Outcomes by Procedure

We track outcomes from common procedures as “Quality Indicators” for congenital heart surgery. The following data show Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) outcomes for coarctation of the aorta, a procedure to repair the narrowing of the aorta.

The cardiac surgery indicators are included in the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Congenital Heart Surgery Database and in the National Quality Forum (NQF) standards for pediatric heart surgery. The STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database contains data from over 100 congenital heart surgery centers in North America. The NQF is a nonprofit organization that sets or endorses standards to measure quality in healthcare.

Coarctation of the Aorta

To repair coarctation of the aorta.

2016 - 2020 total procedures: 105





Risk Adjustment: How Outcomes are Measured

It is misleading to simply compare the risk of dying after surgery between hospitals. There are significant differences in the types surgeries at different hospitals based on factors such as a patient's age and complexity of heart defect. Measuring outcomes by attempting to account for these factors is a method called risk adjustment. However, there is no standard way to adjust for these differences. The results presented here for the Benchmark Procedures are not risk-adjusted. Read our full statement on risk adjustment for more information.


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