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Recognizing Reliable Clinical Data Is Vital as Public Reporting Increases

Public reporting of health care quality and patient safety information has reached unprecedented levels, allowing patients to play an increasing role in their own health care decisions; however, as access to information becomes easier, it is...
8-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Earlier Surgical Intervention for Mitral Valve Disease Is Better for Most Patients

A more aggressive approach to treating degenerative mitral valve disease, using earlier surgical intervention and less invasive techniques, is more beneficial to the patient than “watchful waiting,”
1-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Multimodality Treatment for Metastatic Lung Cancer That Includes Surgery May Improve Survival Rates

Patients diagnosed with an advanced form of metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) may benefit from surgical resection (removal of all or part of the lung) in combination with chemotherapy and radiation therapy
1-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Hybrid Tissue-Engineered Valves May Expand Options for Heart Valve Surgery Patients

Researchers have created a new heart valve that combines a patient’s own cells with metal alloy for a more durable replacement with potentially fewer complications
1-Jun-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Fresh Whole Blood Reduces Possible Complications in Pediatric Heart Surgery Patients

Using fresh whole blood from single donors is better than using component blood from multiple donors in pediatric heart surgery patients
23-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Congress Passes Repeal of Flawed Sustainable Growth Rate Formula

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) applauds Congress for taking an important step in reforming the Medicare program by voting to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which repeals the flawed Sustainable Growth...
15-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT

Surgery Improves Survival in Diabetic Patients with Heart Disease

Among diabetic patients with severe heart disease, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is better than stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention; PCI) at improving long-term survival and reducing the risk of adverse complications
26-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Frequency of Blood Tests in Heart Surgery Patients May Lead to Anemia, Transfusions

Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion
24-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST

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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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