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Statin Timing and Dosage May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes

Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery—even on the day of surgery, according to an article posted in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
9-Mar-2017 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

First-Ever Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day Puts Condition in National Spotlight

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The first-ever National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day is being celebrated throughout the country, as organizations, advocates, and individuals join together to increase recognition about the risks of heart valve disease (HVD) and improve...
21-Feb-2017 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

TSF Awards $655,000 in Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) has announced 16 new grants in support of research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery.
9-Feb-2017 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Eric A. Rose Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

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World-renowned surgeon, scientist, and inventor Eric A. Rose, MD, was awarded the 2017 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 53rd Annual Meeting.
24-Jan-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Parents of Children Born with Heart Defects Crave Disease Stats, Surgeon Info

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Survival statistics, surgeon-specific experience, and complication rates are the types of information most wanted by parents of children with congenital heart disease, according to a survey released at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of...
19-Jan-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Lung Cancer Screening Programs in Communities Are Vital, but Challenges Exist

Implementing lung cancer screening as a high-quality preventive health service in a community setting is feasible, but comes with several key challenges, according to a scientific presentation at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic...
19-Jan-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Heart Surgery Is Excellent Option for Elderly Patients with Aortic Stenosis

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Elderly patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and medium surgical risk experienced better than expected results after undergoing traditional surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), according to research presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of The...
19-Jan-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

David M. Shahian Honored for Groundbreaking Contributions to Cardiothoracic Surgery Quality Improvement

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Renowned quality improvement expert and public reporting advocate David M. Shahian, MD is the recipient of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2017 Distinguished Service Award, presented at the Society’s 53rd Annual Meeting.
23-Jan-2017 6:30 PM EST 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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