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Lung Screening Bus Brings High-Tech Health Care Directly to Patients

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...
6-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Free Webinar: Economic Impact of COVID and Implications for the Future of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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...
1-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Condemns Racism, Racial Inequities in Health Care

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons shares a message condemning racism, racial inequities in health care
1-Jun-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘Vibrant’ Cardiothoracic Surgery Specialty Faces Considerable Challenges Head-On

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.
11-May-2020 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

STS Develops Resource Utilization Tool for Cardiac Surgery During COVID-19

To assist health care providers in triaging adult cardiac surgery cases, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has developed an interactive resource utilization prediction tool.
8-Apr-2020 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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How Will COVID-19 Impact My Upcoming Surgery?

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.
23-Mar-2020 2:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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COVID-19: the US Perspective

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.
20-Mar-2020 8:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Frailty May Be Highly Predictive of Complications, Death in Patients with Mitral Valve Disease

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...
16-Mar-2020 8:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Pandemic’s Byproduct: Work-Life Integration, At Last

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.
27-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT

Cardiothoracic Surgery in the COVID Crisis: Global Summit on Reactivating Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs

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.
19-May-2020 12:40 PM EDT

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Cardiothoracic Surgeons Offer Compassion, Perseverance, and Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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.
6-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT

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Smoking Increases Risk for COVID-19 Complications—So It’s a Great Time to Quit

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.
14-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT

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Internationally Recognized Cardiothoracic Surgeon Available for Comment on Aortic Dissection

8-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EDT

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Expert Available to Discuss NELSON Trial and Lung Cancer Screening

30-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST

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Youth Vaping Epidemic: Expert Available to Discuss Transplantation as Treatment for Lung Injuries Associated with Vaping

20-Nov-2019 11:15 AM EST

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Expert Available to Discuss Dangers of Vaping and Associated Lung Illness

12-Nov-2019 2:55 PM EST

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Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,100 cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society's mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research and advocacy.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is the official journal of STS and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.


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