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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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