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Media Advisory: Save the Date for Cardiothoracic Surgery Meeting

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 56th Annual Meeting January 25-28, 2020, in New Orleans.
3-Dec-2019 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Surgery Provides ‘Oldest Old’ Lung Cancer Patients with Excellent 5-Year Survival

Many patients with early stage lung cancer who are age 90 years and older do not receive treatment; however, surgery in this nonagenarian population should be considered because it could significantly increase the chances for 5-year survival.
15-Nov-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Think Twice About Vaping

With the nationwide outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries, now is the time to learn the facts about e-cigarette use among kids and young adults.
18-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Substance Use Disorder Significantly Increases Risk of Death from Heart Infection

Patients who suffer from infective endocarditis (IE) and struggle with substance use disorder (SUD) have a 240% increased risk of dying within 6 months to 5 years after valve surgery compared to other IE patients.
11-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Awards $125,000 for New Robotic Heart Surgery Programs

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)—along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—recently awarded $125,000 in fellowship grants to five standout cardiothoracic surgeons interested in launching new robotic cardiac...
9-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence

The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after heart and lung surgery has a direct relationship with the risk for opioid dependency and “persistent opioid use” several months after the operation.
16-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Leading Health Organizations Introduce New Award to Advance Lung Cancer Research

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons—along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—and the American Lung Association have established a new grant, the Lung Cancer Research Award, designed to support investigators performing...
5-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Debunks ‘July Effect’ for Heart Surgery

The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery.
19-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,400 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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