Data from a national registry developed to track patient safety and real-world outcomes finds that the initial use of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) for treatment of aortic stenosis in high surgical risk and inoperable patients in the...
11/17/2013 3:00 PM EST
Although clinical evidence is lacking on the relationship between the storage time of red blood cells and outcomes in transfused patients, these authors are advocating for a modernized blood management system—similar to inventory management...
10/24/2013 4:00 PM EDT
High risk patients have better outcomes when undergoing aortic valve replacement (AVR) at hospitals that perform high volumes of the procedure
10/24/2013 4:30 PM EDT
Patients with aortic stenosis who are ineligible for surgical valve replacement as well as the traditional approach to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) may have comparable outcomes when the surgeon uses an alternative access TAVR...
9/25/2013 10:40 AM EDT
Patients receiving statin therapy before coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery appear to have a reduced risk of post-surgical mortality, stroke, and atrial fibrillation (irregular or rapid heart rate)
9/25/2013 10:00 AM EDT
FDA Approval of Device Labeling Highlights Growing Use of Clinical Registry Data for Post-Market Device Surveillance
Signifying an increasing confidence in clinical outcomes registries, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved expanded labeling for the Edwards SAPIEN Transcatheter Heart Valve, making the device available to a larger group of patients...
9/26/2013 10:00 AM EDT
Using wireless technology may speed patients’ postoperative recovery following heart surgery and improve post-discharge outcomes
8/23/2013 10:45 AM EDT
A higher predicted total lung capacity ratio, suggestive of oversized donor lungs, is associated with improved survival following lung transplantation, primarily among patients who undergo double-lung (bilateral) transplants
7/25/2013 12:00 PM EDT
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....
7/29/2013 3:00 PM EDT
STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews
7/29/2013 5:00 PM EDT