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Cardiothoracic Surgeons Love the Job Even with Its Intense Demands

Despite the significant challenges associated with a career in cardiothoracic surgery, heart and lung surgeons report a very high level of job satisfaction, according to a survey published in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
6-Sep-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Website From the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Puts the Power of Information at the Fingertips of Patients

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) officially announced the public launch of its patient website, ctsurgerypatients.org, which offers immediate and easy access to expert, multimedia content on heart, lung, and esophageal diseases and operations.
6-Sep-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Potentially Deadly Heart Condition Plagues Family Members Around Same Age

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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

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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

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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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