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Humanitarian Cardiac Surgery Outreach Helps Build a Better Health Care System in Rwanda

This year’s AATS Centennial, the annual meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, features a presentation from a team of doctors and other medical professionals who have been travelling to Rwanda for the past 10 years as part of a...
26-Apr-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


AATS Consensus Statement Helps Manage Treatment of Coronary Anomalies

Researchers are still trying to fully understand anomalous aortic origin of a coronary artery (AAOCA) and its relationship to adverse health outcomes in humans, especially children. Using the most up-to-date literature, as well as the input of...
21-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


AATS Issues New Consensus Statement for Treatment of Empyema

To better manage empyema in the face of rising demand for treatment, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Guidelines Committee called for the formation of the Empyema Management Guidelines Working Group. The group was tasked with...
20-Apr-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


New AATS Consensus Statement Highlights the Safety of Surgical Ablation for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation

. While there is no cure for atrial fibrillation, many successful treatments are available, including surgical ablation. A growing population of patients means an increased demand for care. In an effort to provide practitioners with the most...
19-Apr-2017 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Updated AATS Guidelines Help Cardiovascular Surgeons Navigate the Challenges of Managing Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation

How best to treat IMR is controversial, in part, because of the fragility and complexity of the patients, difficulty of grading IMR, the variety of medical and surgical options, and lack of long-term quality studies. Noting that other guidelines...
17-Apr-2017 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Regenerative Medicine Is Likely Game Changer for Cardiovascular Disease

Regenerative medicine has much to offer the cardiovascular field, although there is still a way to go before it is ready for routine clinical application, according to Andre Terzic, MD, PhD, director of the Mayo Clinic Center for Regenerative...
5-Jan-2017 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites


First Clinical Use of Bioabsorbable Vascular Grafts in Children Shows Promise

Bioabsorbable heart valves or blood vessels are designed to harness the body’s innate healing process, enabling the natural restoration of complex body parts as the synthetic graft is absorbed. At the 96th AATS Annual Meeting, surgeons from the...
13-May-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Critical Shortage of Cardiothoracic Surgeons Anticipated by 2035

Looking ahead to 2035, a growing disparity is projected between the number of cardiothoracic surgeons needed and the number available. In a presentation at the 96th AATS Annual Meeting, researchers cite such trends as fewer trainees in surgery...
13-May-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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