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Newswise: Lung Screening Bus Brings High-Tech Health Care Directly to Patients
6-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT
Lung Screening Bus Brings High-Tech Health Care Directly to Patients
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

A mobile platform for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) can be developed with limited financial risk and take powerful screening tests directly to patients, including underserved rural areas where rates of new lung cancer cases tend to be higher.

Newswise: Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Released: 1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The COVID pandemic has not only had a devastating humanitarian impact, but it also has shocked health care system finances. In this webinar, STS President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, will talk with cardiothoracic surgeons, a hospital executive, and a health care consultant about various important topics.

Newswise: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care
Released: 1-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons shares a message condemning racism, racial inequities in health care

Newswise: The Pandemic’s Byproduct: Work-Life Integration, At Last
Released: 27-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT
The Pandemic’s Byproduct: Work-Life Integration, At Last
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. Mara B. Antonoff shares how working from home and virtual meetings have improved her work-life balance and advocates for keeping some of these protocols in place after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.

Newswise:Video Embedded cardiothoracic-surgery-in-the-covid-crisis-global-summit-on-reactivating-cardiothoracic-surgery-programs
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Released: 19-May-2020 12:40 PM EDT
Cardiothoracic Surgery in the COVID Crisis: Global Summit on Reactivating Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

This special worldwide STS webinar focused on the recovery of cardiothoracic surgery in the post-COVID era. STS President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, was joined by cardiothoracic surgeon leaders from around the world.

Newswise: ‘Vibrant’ Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Faces Considerable Challenges Head-On
11-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT
‘Vibrant’ Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Faces Considerable Challenges Head-On
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Heart and lung surgeons are fully aware of the difficulties that exist in the intensely demanding and competitive specialty of cardiothoracic surgery; even still, they report being extremely satisfied with their jobs—more so than ever before.

Newswise: Cardiothoracic Surgeons Offer Compassion, Perseverance, and Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Released: 6-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT
Cardiothoracic Surgeons Offer Compassion, Perseverance, and Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. Vinod H. Thourani describes how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients and how the specialty is uniquely equipped to handle the high-intensity work of actively managing COVID-19 patients.

Newswise: Smoking Increases Risk for COVID-19 Complications—So It’s a Great Time to Quit
Released: 14-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT
Smoking Increases Risk for COVID-19 Complications—So It’s a Great Time to Quit
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

It is well known that smoking results in worse outcomes in people with pneumonia or influenza, and we are learning that smoking can pose significant risks in those with COVID-19.

Newswise:Video Embedded sts-develops-resource-utilization-tool-for-cardiac-surgery-during-covid-19
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Released: 8-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT
STS Develops Resource Utilization Tool for Cardiac Surgery During COVID-19
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

To assist health care providers in triaging adult cardiac surgery cases, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has developed an interactive resource utilization prediction tool.

Newswise: How Will COVID-19 Impact My Upcoming Surgery?
Released: 23-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EDT
How Will COVID-19 Impact My Upcoming Surgery?
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

If you or a loved one just had a scheduled cardiac or thoracic operation postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you are not alone.

Newswise: COVID-19: the US Perspective
Released: 20-Mar-2020 8:40 AM EDT
COVID-19: the US Perspective
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. T. Sloane Guy describes how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting hospitals and patients in the US and what it means for the cardiothoracic surgery specialty.

Newswise: Frailty May Be Highly Predictive of Complications, Death in Patients with Mitral Valve Disease
16-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT
Frailty May Be Highly Predictive of Complications, Death in Patients with Mitral Valve Disease
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Frailty measurements have become increasingly important in assessing surgical risk in patients with mitral valve disease, and research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery shows that frailty plays a significant role in outcomes following mitral valve procedures.

Newswise: COVID-19: the Hong Kong Perspective
Released: 18-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT
COVID-19: the Hong Kong Perspective
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. Alan D. L. Sihoe offers an international perspective on COVID-19 and shares his personal experience and thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Hong Kong and what it means for the rest of the world.

Newswise: The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Announces $1.1 million in New Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants
Released: 14-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST
The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Announces $1.1 million in New Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—the charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)—has awarded 29 new grants totaling $1,047,500 in support of research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery.

Newswise: Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives!
Released: 5-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST
Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives!
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Dr. Douglas E. Wood describes the findings from the NELSON Trial and what they mean for policy and program development for lung cancer early detection through CT screening.

Newswise: Magdi Habib Yacoub Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award
Released: 28-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST
Magdi Habib Yacoub Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Legendary heart-lung transplant surgeon, researcher, and professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, MD, today was honored with the 2020 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 56th Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Two Honored for Remarkable Achievement and Outstanding Leadership in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Released: 27-Jan-2020 7:30 PM EST
Two Honored for Remarkable Achievement and Outstanding Leadership in Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

In recognition of exemplary efforts and steadfast service, Robert L. Kormos, MD, and Robert A. Wynbrandt, JD, each have been presented with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2020 Distinguished Service Award at the Society’s 56th Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Joseph A. Dearani Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Released: 27-Jan-2020 7:30 PM EST
Joseph A. Dearani Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeon Joseph A. Dearani, MD, from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, today was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Newswise:Video Embedded discharge-3-days-following-open-heart-surgery-is-safe
VIDEO
21-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST
Discharge 3 Days Following Open Heart Surgery Is Safe
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patients who undergo open heart surgery and head home 3 days later are not at increased risk for complications.

Newswise:Video Embedded first-of-its-kind-technology-lights-up-lung-cancer-cells-helps-improve-patient-outcomes
VIDEO
21-Jan-2020 4:40 PM EST
First-of-its-Kind Technology Lights Up Lung Cancer Cells, Helps Improve Patient Outcomes
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

A groundbreaking tumor-highlighting technology—OTL38—enhances the visualization of lung cancer tissue, providing surgeons with a significantly better chance of finding and removing more cancer than previously possible.

Newswise:Video Embedded young-age-does-not-equal-low-risk-for-patients-needing-aortic-valve-replacement
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21-Jan-2020 4:45 PM EST
Young Age Does Not Equal Low Risk for Patients Needing Aortic Valve Replacement
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

While transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) continues to expand its pool of eligible patients, open heart surgery—resulting in excellent patient survival and fewer strokes when compared to TAVR—is the best option for young and middle-aged adults with aortic valve disease—at least for now.

Newswise: STS Statement on Recent Left Main Randomized Trials
Released: 14-Jan-2020 6:20 PM EST
STS Statement on Recent Left Main Randomized Trials
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society has released a statement regarding the controversy over recently published studies on coronary bypass grafting surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions in patients with left main disease.

Newswise: Media Advisory: Register for STS Annual Meeting and Press Conference
Released: 9-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Media Advisory: Register for STS Annual Meeting and Press Conference
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 56th Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

Newswise: STS Criticizes Dialed-Back E-Cig Flavor Ban
Released: 3-Jan-2020 1:50 PM EST
STS Criticizes Dialed-Back E-Cig Flavor Ban
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is deeply disappointed that a proposed rule authorizing a nationwide ban of flavored electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) did not include menthol.

Newswise: Media Advisory: Save the Date for Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting
Released: 3-Dec-2019 5:05 AM EST
Media Advisory: Save the Date for Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 56th Annual Meeting January 25-28, 2020, in New Orleans.

Newswise: Surgery Provides ‘Oldest Old’ Lung Cancer Patients with Excellent 5-Year Survival
15-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST
Surgery Provides ‘Oldest Old’ Lung Cancer Patients with Excellent 5-Year Survival
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this nonagenarian population should be considered because it could significantly increase the chances for 5-year survival.

Newswise: Think Twice About Vaping
Released: 18-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
Think Twice About Vaping
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

With the nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries, now is the time to learn the facts about e-cigarette use among kids and young adults.

Newswise: Substance Use Disorder Significantly Increases Risk of Death from Heart Infection
11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Substance Use Disorder Significantly Increases Risk of Death from Heart Infection
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patients who suffer from infective endocarditis (IE) and struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) have a 240% increased risk of dying within 6 months to 5 years after valve surgery compared to other IE patients.

Newswise: The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Awards $125,000 for New Robotic Heart Surgery Programs
Released: 9-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Awards $125,000 for New Robotic Heart Surgery Programs
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)—along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—recently awarded $125,000 in fellowship grants to five standout cardiothoracic surgeons interested in launching new robotic cardiac surgery programs at their institutions.

Newswise: Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence
16-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after heart and lung surgery has a direct relationship with the risk for opioid dependency and “persistent opioid use” several months after the operation.

Newswise: Leading Health Organizations Introduce New Award to Advance Lung Cancer Research
Released: 5-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT
Leading Health Organizations Introduce New Award to Advance Lung Cancer Research
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons—along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—and the American Lung Association have established a new grant, the Lung Cancer Research Award, designed to support investigators performing impactful lung cancer research.

Newswise: Study Debunks ‘July Effect’ for Heart Surgery
19-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Study Debunks ‘July Effect’ for Heart Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery.

Newswise: Sen. Bill Cassidy Recognized for Supporting Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Their Patients
Released: 16-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Sen. Bill Cassidy Recognized for Supporting Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Their Patients
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-LA) was named Legislator of the Year by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for his commitment to promoting health care and advancing legislation and policies that impact cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients.

Newswise: Opioid Epidemic Increases Number of Organs Available for Transplant
3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Opioid Epidemic Increases Number of Organs Available for Transplant
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than “perfect” in an effort to expand the donor pool and save more lives.

Newswise: The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Announces “Top 20” Institutional Honor Roll
Released: 22-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT
The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Announces “Top 20” Institutional Honor Roll
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) has announced its “Top 20” Institutional Honor Roll for 2019.

Newswise: Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents in Patients with Multivessel Disease
29-Apr-2019 11:20 AM EDT
Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents in Patients with Multivessel Disease
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery.

Newswise: Early Valve Replacement May Be Better than Watchful Waiting in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis
19-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT
Early Valve Replacement May Be Better than Watchful Waiting in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch and wait approach.

Newswise: TSF Announces $951,500 in Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants for 2019
Released: 22-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST
TSF Announces $951,500 in Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants for 2019
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) has announced 24 new grants totaling $916,500 in support of research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery.

Newswise: Elaine Weiss Named Executive Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Released: 6-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST
Elaine Weiss Named Executive Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has hired Elaine Weiss, JD, as its Executive Director beginning in April 2019.

Newswise: Valerie W. Rusch Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award
Released: 29-Jan-2019 12:20 PM EST
Valerie W. Rusch Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Esteemed thoracic surgeon, medical researcher, and professor Valerie W. Rusch, MD today was awarded the 2019 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 55th Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Two Honored for Selfless Service and Commitment to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Released: 28-Jan-2019 9:05 PM EST
Two Honored for Selfless Service and Commitment to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Douglas E. Wood, MD, and James M. Levett, MD have been presented with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2019 Distinguished Service Award at the Society’s 55th Annual Meeting.

Newswise: Robert S.D. Higgins Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Released: 28-Jan-2019 8:15 PM EST
Robert S.D. Higgins Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Renowned heart-lung transplant surgeon Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA today was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 55th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.

Newswise: Transplanting Pig Hearts into Sick Babies May Be Promising Temporary Treatment Option
23-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Transplanting Pig Hearts into Sick Babies May Be Promising Temporary Treatment Option
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Xenotransplantation—transplanting organs from animals into humans—is one step closer to becoming a possibility for infants awaiting human heart transplantation.

Newswise: Reusing Patient’s Own Blood During Heart Surgery May Improve Outcomes
23-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
Reusing Patient’s Own Blood During Heart Surgery May Improve Outcomes
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patients whose own red blood cells are recycled and given back to them during heart surgery may experience shorter hospital stays and fewer complications than patients who receive donated blood.


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