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BMI Linked With Complications After Lung Cancer Surgery

Body mass index (BMI) affects outcomes following lung resection (removal of part of the lung) for lung cancer. Patients with very high or very low BMIs have the highest risks for complications
20-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Physician Assistant Home Visits Significantly Reduce Hospital Readmissions After Heart Surgery

Two home visits by a physician’s assistant (PA) during the week after hospital discharge significantly reduces the chance that a heart surgery patient will be readmitted, and reduces overall costs associated with the heart surgery
20-Jan-2016 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Race, Lower Socioeconomic Status Linked with Worse Survival Following Esophageal Cancer Surgery

Poor black patients undergoing surgery for esophageal cancer are at higher risk for death than white patients and patients with higher socioeconomic status
20-Jan-2016 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Joseph E. Bavaria Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Internationally recognized cardiothoracic surgeon Joseph E. Bavaria, MD today was elected as President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Ariz.
25-Jan-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Robert A. Guyton Honored for Leadership, Service to Cardiothoracic Surgery

Robert A. Guyton, MD is the recipient of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2016 Distinguished Service Award, presented Monday evening at the Society’s 52nd Annual Meeting.
25-Jan-2016 8:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Heart Valves Made from Tissue Rather than Metal May Be Better for Middle-Aged Patients

Patients between the ages of 40 and 70 who undergo aortic valve replacement (AVR) may fare better with tissue-based valves rather than metal-based valves
6-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Taking Statins Before Heart Surgery Can Help Reduce Post-Surgical Complications

Using statins before and after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery can help reduce cardiac complications, such as atrial fibrillation, following surgery and also can reduce the risk of death during and after surgery
6-Jan-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

New Clinical Practice Guidelines Recommend Use of Arteries Rather than Veins in Heart Bypass Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released new clinical practice guidelines that recommend expanding the use of arteries from the chest and forearm rather than using veins from the leg when performing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)...
2-Dec-2015 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is today releasing a draft recommendation for using low-dose computed tomography (CT) to screen those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendations will be posted on the USPSTF website at 5 p.m....
29-Jul-2013 3:00 PM EDT

STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews

29-Jul-2013 5:00 PM EDT

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