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Aortic Valve Replacement Appears Safe, Effective in Very Elderly Patients

AVR can safely be used to treat severe aortic stenosis in patients age 90 years and older and is associated with a low risk of operative stroke and mortality
24-Oct-2014 10:35 AM EDT

Clinical Practice Guidelines Address Multimodality Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

STS has released new clinical practice guidelines for treating cancer of the esophagus and gastroesophageal junction. The guidelines include nine evidence-based recommendations that address issues related to multimodality care, including neoadjuvant...
24-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Strict Blood Sugar Control After Heart Surgery May Not Be Necessary

Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may not have to follow a strict blood sugar management strategy after surgery
26-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Non-Traditional Donor Lungs Appear Safe for Transplant

Patients receiving lungs from donors whose cause of death was asphyxiation or drowning have similar outcomes and long-term survival as patients receiving lungs from traditional donors
26-Sep-2014 10:45 AM EDT

Skin Cells Can Be Engineered Into Pulmonary Valves for Pediatric Patients

Researchers have found a way to take a pediatric patient’s skin cells, reprogram the skin cells to function as heart valvular cells, and then use the cells as part of a tissue-engineered pulmonary valve
27-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Statins May Improve Wound Healing Following Cardiac Surgery

Statin therapy may help to improve wound healing in patients following cardiac surgery and reduce overall recovery time, especially in patients who are prone to healing complications
24-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Postoperative AFib Increases Risk of Mortality, Hospital Readmission

New onset postoperative atrial fibrillation (AFib, or abnormal heartbeat) occurs in one-out-of-five heart surgery patients and is associated with an increased risk of additional complications, including double the risk of death
24-Jul-2014 12:00 PM EDT

Congress Shows Strong Support for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

A large number of United States Senators and Representatives are taking the lead to support full Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for seniors at high risk for lung cancer.
4-Jun-2014 3:20 PM EDT

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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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