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How We Balance Motherhood and Cardiothoracic Surgery

Just ahead of National Women Physicians Day on February 3, STS celebrates two of its member surgeons, Drs. Mara Antonoff and Leah Backhus, and their story of balancing the tough job of being mothers and their “day jobs” as cardiothoracic...
1-Feb-2018 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Robert H. Bartlett Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Ground-breaking and internationally recognized medical researcher, surgeon, and professor Robert H. Bartlett, MD was awarded the 2018 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 54th...
25-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Durability of Open Heart Surgery Offers Younger Patients Superior Long-Term Results

Younger patients with severe coronary artery disease may experience better long-term outcomes when they are treated with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) instead of more popular and less invasive stenting procedures.
25-Jan-2018 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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1 in 7 Lung Surgery Patients at Risk for Opioid Dependence

While the use of opioids after surgery is intended as a short-term strategy to relieve pain, many patients who weren’t prior opioid users continue to take the medication for several months after their lung operations, becoming dependent and...
25-Jan-2018 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Refusing Surgery for Esophageal Cancer May Cause Severe Consequences for Patients

Patients with esophageal cancer who refuse surgery when it is recommended are less likely to survive long term than similar groups of patients who undergo an operation.
25-Jan-2018 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Three Honored for Remarkable Dedication to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons honored three respected and extraordinary contributors with its 2018 Distinguished Service Award, presented at the Society’s 54th Annual Meeting.
29-Jan-2018 6:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Keith S. Naunheim Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiothoracic surgeon Keith S. Naunheim, MD, from the Saint Louis University (SLU) Medical Center, today was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 54th Annual Meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
25-Jan-2018 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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New Clinical Practice Guideline Addresses Use of Blood Thinners During Heart Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA), and the American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology (AmSECT) released a new clinical practice guideline that includes major recommendations for the use...
12-Jan-2018 9:55 AM EST Add to Favorites


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