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Potentially Deadly Heart Condition Plagues Family Members Around Same Age


People with a family member who had an aortic dissection—a spontaneous tear in one of the body’s main arteries—should take note of the age that family member was when the aortic dissection occurred. According to a new study published online in...
18-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Heart Surgery Residents Ready to Save Real Lives After ‘Out of Body’ Training Experience

Simulation training for surgery residents builds confidence and could have a life-saving impact on patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to two studies published online in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
18-Aug-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

STS Comments on CMS Plan to Bundle Payments for Heart Bypass Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons urges CMS to utilize the Society's resources for meaningful Medicare payment reform that would result in better patient care.
26-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Diabetic Patients Experience Superior Survival with Less Conventional CABG Surgery


Diabetic patients who undergo heart bypass surgery are living longer and have much better long-term outcomes when cardiothoracic surgeons use arteries rather than veins for the bypasses.
7-Jul-2016 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Rep. Larry Bucshon Recognized for Steadfast Commitment to Cardiothoracic Surgery

Congressman Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN) was named “Legislator of the Year” by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons on Monday evening, in recognition for his extraordinary efforts promoting issues of importance to cardiothoracic surgeons.
14-Jun-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Lung Cancer Breath ‘Signature’ Presents Promise for Earlier Diagnosis

Being able to identify lung cancer “signature” through a simple breath test has emerged as one of the most promising ways to diagnose the disease. Now the test is being used to monitor for disease recurrence.
2-Jun-2016 9:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Older Lung Cancer Patients Experience Excellent Survival Following Surgery


Patients aged 65 years and older are living longer after lung cancer surgery, and with older people representing a rapidly growing proportion of patients diagnosed with lung cancer, this improved survival is especially significant.
26-Apr-2016 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery Offers Viable Option for Select Heart Patients

Patients undergoing minimally invasive mitral valve repair or replacement (mini-MVR) have similar outcomes as patients undergoing conventional surgery and also experience shorter hospital stays and fewer blood transfusions
24-Mar-2016 2:05 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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