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Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons of South Africa

Our society represents the interests of Cardiothoracic Surgeons in South Africa, to promote the practice of cardiothoracic surgery and in so doing to develop good relationships with other societies and disciplines in South Africa and abroad.

Who can become a member?

Membership is open to all registered medical or paramedical practitioner providing that his/her specialist practice is either confined to the speciality of Cardiothoracic Surgery, or his/her practice is such as to give him/her a special interest in the subject of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Our constitution.

Highlights from SOCTS 2023 Conference. Thank you to all that attended and shared their expertise.

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Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents in Patients with Multivessel Disease

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery, according to research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The 31st Congress of the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons

The conference will be held in Iguana Falls, Brazil on 24th to 26th August 2023.

Please visit to register your attendance