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Dr. Frederick L. Grover Receives Prestigious John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award

Surgeon and researcher Frederick L. Grover, MD, of the University of Colorado, was awarded the 2019 John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award by the Houston Academy of Medicine and Harris County Medical Society.
15-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Register for STS Annual Meeting and Press Conference

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, which will include late-breaking scientific research, thought-provoking lectures, cutting-edge technologies, and innovative...
7-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Brain Health Not Affected by Major Heart Surgery

Patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) do not experience major memory changes—either better or worse—when compared with those who have a much less invasive, catheter-based procedure.
11-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Media Advisory: Save the Date for STS Annual Meeting

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibition in San Diego, CA, from January 27 - 29, 2019.
6-Dec-2018 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Day of Discharge Does Not Influence Heart Surgery Patient Readmissions

Despite a common belief that weekend and holiday discharge after major heart surgery may impact hospital readmissions, research published online today in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery showed that day of discharge does not affect readmissions.
8-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Leading Heart Surgery Societies Call for Improved Strategies to Treat Rheumatic Heart Disease

Experts from the world’s major heart surgery organizations—including The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery (ASCVTS), and the...
30-Jul-2018 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Specialized Approach to Open Heart Surgery Saves Lives

Patients who undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)—the most common heart surgery performed—may live longer and experience fewer complications when under the care of a highly focused surgical team that uses simplified and standardized...
23-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Earlier Intervention for Mitral Valve Disease May Lead to Improved Outcomes

The number of patients undergoing mitral valve operations are at an all-time high, and new research suggests that many patients don’t undergo surgical intervention until it’s too late to completely reverse damage caused by mitral valve disease.
17-Jul-2018 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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Media Advisory: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is today releasing a draft recommendation for using low-dose computed tomography (CT) to screen those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendations will be posted on the USPSTF website at 5 p.m....
29-Jul-2013 3:00 PM EDT

STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews

29-Jul-2013 5:00 PM EDT

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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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