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STS Calls on Lawmakers to Make Patients a Priority

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is once again urging members of the Senate to ensure that patient access to high quality health care is a priority when considering health reform plans.
22-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Largest Study of Its Kind Reveals Women Have Superior Response to Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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Female patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer that is treated with chemotherapy and radiation therapy before surgery are more likely to have a favorable response to the treatment than male patients are, and women are less likely to...
15-Aug-2017 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Obese Heart Surgery Patients Require Significantly More ICU Resources

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After heart surgery, obese patients tend to require additional intensive care unit (ICU) services and longer recovery times when compared to non-obese patients. This results in more expensive, more labor-intensive care.
3-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

STS Opposes Current Health Care Reform Efforts

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons urges members of the Senate to prioritize ensuring patient access to high quality health care when considering plans to reform health care.
27-Jul-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Screening Tool Helps ID Heart Surgery Patients at Risk for Malnutrition

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Patients who are at risk for malnutrition when undergoing heart surgery now can be more quickly and easily identified, leading to intervention and potentially better surgical outcomes, according to a study published online today in The Annals of...
8-Jun-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rep. Ami Bera Recognized for Advancing Issues Important to Cardiothoracic Surgery

Congressman Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) was given the Legislator of the Year Award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Monday evening in recognition of his strong legislative record on issues that help cardiothoracic surgeons provide the best possible care...
9-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Surgical Techniques Help Save Patients from Life-Threatening Heart Condition

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Cardiac surgeons are successfully performing more extensive surgical repairs of type A aortic dissection—one of the highest risk operations in cardiothoracic surgery. These new surgical techniques, along with improved postoperative care, are...
1-Jun-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Surgeons Actively Involved with TAVR Patients Every Step of the Way

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Cardiothoracic surgeons are fully invested in the patient-centered, team-based model of care, guiding patients through the entire transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) experience, from the decision to undergo TAVR to discharge from the...
6-Apr-2017 1:05 PM 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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