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Hospital Readmission Rates Not a Reliable Measure of Hospital Quality in Cardiac Surgical Care

Hospital readmission rates are not a reliable measure of hospital quality in cardiac surgical care because they are driven by chance rather than statistically significant measurements
3/26/2014 9:35 AM EDT

Unique Database Collaboration Will Enable Improved Care for Heart and Lung Surgery Patients

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons continues to break new ground in patient safety and quality measurement through a new collaboration with the Duke Clinical Research Institute. DCRI will establish a link with STS clinical data and the Centers for...
3/11/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Tooth Extraction Prior to Cardiac Surgery May Increase Risk of Adverse Outcomes

Removing an infected tooth prior to cardiac surgery may increase the risk of major adverse outcomes, including risk of death prior to surgery
2/21/2014 4:00 PM EST

Donor Lungs From Heavy Smokers Appear Safe for Transplantation

Transplanting lungs from donors with a history of heavy smoking does not appear to negatively affect recipient outcomes following surgery
2/21/2014 4:00 PM EST

Heart Transplant Success Improving, Patients Living Longer

Heart transplantation continues to be the “gold standard” treatment for end-stage heart failure, and a large number of patients now live 20 years or more after surgery
1/27/2014 1:00 PM EST

Prediction Modeling May Lead to More Personalized Heart Care for Patients

Detailed prediction models that project long-term patient mortality following PCI and CABG surgery can be useful for the heart team when determining the best treatment strategy for individual patients
1/27/2014 2:00 PM EST

G. Alexander Patterson Earns Bakken Scientific Achievement Award


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons today awarded G. Alexander Patterson, MD with the 2014 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award during the Society’s 50th Annual Meeting
1/28/2014 3:00 PM EST

Exhaled Breath May Help Identify Early Lung Cancer

Specific compounds found in exhaled breath may help diagnose lung cancer in its early stages
1/23/2014 3:50 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....
7/29/2013 3:00 PM EDT

STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews

7/29/2013 5:00 PM EDT

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