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Heart Valve Patients May Benefit from Managing Own Blood Thinners

Allowing select patients to self-manage blood thinners following heart valve surgery may lead to a lower risk of major complications, according to an article posted online by The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
5-Nov-2015 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lung Cancer Surgery Can Be Beneficial for High-Risk Patients with Early Stage Disease

Surgical lung resection, in which part of a lung is removed, can be a safe and effective treatment option for high-risk patients with early stage lung cancer
5-Nov-2015 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Lung Cancer Screening Programs Do Not Increase Rates of Unnecessary Surgeries

Lung cancer screening programs that utilize standardized reporting and include cardiothoracic surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team can successfully be adopted into clinical practice without an increase in surgical intervention for...
28-Sep-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Injection Drug Use Limits Benefits of Surgery for Treatment of Heart Lining Infection

Injection drug users who undergo surgery for infective endocarditis (IE) have a significantly higher risk of reoperation or death between 3 and 6 months after surgery compared to patients who develop endocarditis who are not IV drug abusers
26-Aug-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Statistical Model May Identify Patients Most Likely to Benefit from Surgery for Mesothelioma

A new statistical model may help predict which patients are most likely to receive life-extending benefits from surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma
26-Aug-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Is Safe, Effective for Very Elderly Patients

Select patients age 90 years and older with aortic stenosis (AS) can benefit from a relatively new, minimally invasive surgery for aortic valve replacement
26-Aug-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Clinical Practice Guidelines Address Temperature Management During Heart Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology have released a set of clinical practice guidelines to address management of a patient’s temperature during...
24-Jul-2015 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Delay in Treatment, Missed Diagnostic Testing Found Among Lung Cancer Patients

Patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment
24-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT 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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