Using fresh whole blood from single donors is better than using component blood from multiple donors in pediatric heart surgery patients
23-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) applauds Congress for taking an important step in reforming the Medicare program by voting to pass the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), which repeals the flawed Sustainable Growth...
15-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Among diabetic patients with severe heart disease, coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is better than stenting (percutaneous coronary intervention; PCI) at improving long-term survival and reducing the risk of adverse complications
26-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT
Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion
24-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST
Patients with severe mitral regurgitation (MR) often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, but after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experience a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing
24-Feb-2015 4:00 PM EST
Continuing its commitment to increase public awareness and understanding of cardiothoracic surgical outcomes, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has released the first publicly accessible national report of surgical outcomes from its Congenital...
25-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST
Medicare’s final decision to cover computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening gives seniors at high-risk for the disease access to care that can save more lives than any cancer screening test in history
5-Feb-2015 5:00 PM EST
As The Annals of Thoracic Surgery celebrates 50 years of publishing groundbreaking scientific research in cardiothoracic surgery, the journal will mark the historic occasion throughout 2015 by highlighting some of the most important research...
27-Jan-2015 9:00 PM EST
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