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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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COVID-19: the Hong Kong Perspective

Dr. Alan D. L. Sihoe offers an international perspective on COVID-19 and shares his personal experience and thoughts on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected Hong Kong and what it means for the rest of the world.
18-Mar-2020 11:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Announces $1.1 million in New Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—the charitable arm of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)—has awarded 29 new grants totaling $1,047,500 in support of research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery.
14-Feb-2020 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Lung Cancer Screening Saves Lives!

Dr. Douglas E. Wood describes the findings from the NELSON Trial and what they mean for policy and program development for lung cancer early detection through CT screening.
5-Feb-2020 3:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Magdi Habib Yacoub Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Legendary heart-lung transplant surgeon, researcher, and professor Sir Magdi Habib Yacoub, MD, today was honored with the 2020 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 56th Annual...
28-Jan-2020 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Two Honored for Remarkable Achievement and Outstanding Leadership in Cardiothoracic Surgery

In recognition of exemplary efforts and steadfast service, Robert L. Kormos, MD, and Robert A. Wynbrandt, JD, each have been presented with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2020 Distinguished Service Award at the Society’s 56th Annual Meeting.
27-Jan-2020 7:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

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