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AATS Releases Statement on Transparency of Clinical Research Data

In response to continued discussion on the validity of the conclusions of the EXCEL trial, The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) has released a statement calling for the release of all trial data.
6-Jan-2020 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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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

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The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) is an international organization that encourages, promotes, and stimulates the scientific investigation of cardiothoracic surgery. Founded in 1917 by a respected group of the earliest pioneers in the field, its original mission was to “foster the evolution of an interest in surgery of the Thorax.” Today, the AATS is the premiere association for cardiothoracic surgeons in the world and works to continually enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality of patient care. Its more than 1500 members have a proven record of distinction within the specialty and have made significant contributions to the care and treatment of cardiothoracic disease. Visit to learn more.


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