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Vaughn A. Starnes Assumes Presidency of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, became the 100th President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). He officially succeeded David H. Adams, MD, in a ceremony at the AATS 99th Annual Meeting in Toronto.
15-May-2019 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Concludes Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Can Be Considered for Patients in All Surgical Risk Classes

A new clinical trial finds transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to be equivalent or potentially preferable to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) for low risk patients.
25-Apr-2019 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Trans-Catheter Aortic Valve Replacement Can Improve Outcomes in Low-Risk Surgical Patients

A new study examines the effects of TAVR with a balloon-expandable valve for low-risk patients.
25-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Model Improves Staging and Risk Predictions for Esophageal Cancer Patients

A new nomogram for assessing metastatic risk in esophageal cancer patients shows promise for more accurate risk-stratification, which is particularly relevant for stage T2 patients.
2-May-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Clinical Trial Shows Promise for Increasing Lung Transplant Patients’ Life Expectancy

A new study shows that a potential treatment for ischemia- reperfusion injury is safe for humans. Building upon three decades of preclinical animal studies, this NIH-funded trial demonstrated, for the first time, the safety of Regadenoson (an...
25-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

A New Technique for Minimally Invasive Surgery in Lung Cancer – Ultrasonic Device is Safe and Effective for Lung Vessel Sealing in Minimally Invasive Lobectomy

According to a new study, an ultrasonic vessel-sealing device can improve patient outcomes by reducing the incidence of thoracotomy conversion for VATS/robotic anatomical lung resection
25-Apr-2019 9:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

AATS 99th Annual Meeting Tip Sheet

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 99th Annual Meeting takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Canada, May 4 - 7, 2019.
2-May-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

For Patients with Esophageal Cancer, Status of Lymph Nodes After Preoperative Therapy Determines Survival

According to a new study, the status of lymph nodes rather than the status of the primary tumor following preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy or chemoradiation therapy is the most important factor that determines whether patients with locally...
25-Apr-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The AATS 99th Annual Meeting offers the entire cardiothoracic surgical team exceptional opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills, discuss new perspectives with colleagues from around the world, and interact with elite surgeons from all areas of the specialty. Taking place from May 4-7 in Toronto, attendees will participate in presentations and discussions on the latest advances and research, network with the leaders of today and tomorrow, and conclude the meeting by watching the most respected cardiothoracic surgeons deliver live commentary on videos of their surgical procedures.


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