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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Launches Next-Generation Adult Cardiac Surgery Risk Calculator

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has launched its next-generation Operative Risk Calculator to assess the risk of adult cardiac surgery operations.
27-Jul-2023 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Online Tool to Help Clinicians Calculate Patient Risk Associated with Mitral Valve Repair Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has launched a new risk calculator to estimate the risk of mitral valve repair for patients with mitral valve prolapse and degenerative primary mitral regurgitation.
13-Feb-2023 10:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeon Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD, from MedStar Health, was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons at STS 2023 during the Society’s Business Meeting.
23-Jan-2023 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Patients with Multiple Artery Blockages Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Fare Better, Live Longer than Those Who Opt for Stenting

A study of more than 100,000 patients has revealed that, for patients with blockages in multiple arteries, those who opt for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) are less likely to die from their condition, less likely to need additional surgery,...
21-Jan-2023 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

STS Annual Meeting Session Rallies Proven Methods to Combat Racial, Gender Disparities in Heart and Lung Disease

Identifying and closing gaps and disparities in health care subject of scientific session at the 59th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
21-Jan-2023 6:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Risk of Surgical Mitral Valve Repair for Primary Mitral Regurgitation

In an article published jointly on January 18, 2023, in both The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, leading cardiology and cardiothoracic surgical researchers analyzed recent national data to assess the...
19-Jan-2023 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 59th Annual Meeting - January 20-23, San Diego

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 59th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, which will include late-breaking scientific research, thought-provoking lectures, cutting-edge technologies, and...
12-Jan-2023 5:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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ECMO May Offer Sickest COVID Patients Chance for ‘Exceptional Survival’

Some patients with severe COVID-19 who are treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may experience significant lung recovery and return to normal lives with “meaningful” long-term outcomes.
3-Mar-2022 7:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Ergonomics in Surgery – The Athlete in the Operating Room

The parallels between surgery and elite athletics are many. You must be on your game at all times and ready to instantly execute precise movements.
8-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT

Expert Available to Discuss Expanded USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

18-Mar-2021 11:35 AM EDT

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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Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 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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