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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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John H. Calhoon Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeon John H. Calhoon, MD, from The University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health) at San Antonio, was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
30-Jan-2022 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Two Honored for Outstanding Achievement, Exemplary Leadership in Cardiothoracic Surgery

In recognition of extraordinary efforts and steadfast service, Joseph A. Dearani, MD, and Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, each have been presented with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2022 Distinguished Service Award.
30-Jan-2022 7:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status May Impact Patient Outcomes after Heart Surgery

Patients with mitral valve disease who live in disadvantaged communities are more likely to experience complications and are at higher risk for death after surgery than those with higher socioeconomic status .
28-Jan-2022 1:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Thomas K. Waddell Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Internationally recognized medical researcher, surgeon, and professor Thomas K. Waddell, MD, MSc, PhD, was honored with the 2022 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
29-Jan-2022 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Practice Guideline Addresses Diagnosis, Treatment of Type B Aortic Dissection

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) released a new clinical practice guideline that includes major recommendations for managing patients with type B aortic dissection (TBAD). The guideline...
21-Jan-2022 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Awards Inaugural International Fellowships

Through a collaborative effort between The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), two standout young surgeons recently each received $20,000 in fellowship grants to learn new techniques...
19-Jan-2022 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Register for STS Annual Meeting

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons VIRTUAL 58th Annual Meeting.
17-Jan-2022 11:05 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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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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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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