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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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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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