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The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Launches New Valve Surgery Risk Calculators

The expanding use of transcatheter technologies has changed the landscape in the treatment of valvular disease in adult cardiac patients, with valve surgery rapidly shifting to more complex interventions frequently involving other concomitant...
26-Apr-2024 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The 2024 STS Surgeon Compensation Report is Here!

The first annual STS Cardiothoracic Surgeon Compensation Report is now available to help US-based cardiothoracic surgeons understand their value and make informed career decisions using reliable benchmarks specific to the specialty.
7-Feb-2024 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Jennifer Romano, MD, Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Jennifer C. Romano, MD, a congenital heart surgeon at Congenital Heart Center/C. S. Mott Children's Hospital, and the Herbert Sloan Collegiate Professor of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School, was elected president of The...
29-Jan-2024 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Research Finds Volume Alone Does Not Predict Quality Outcomes in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

A study of pediatric heart surgery centers across the United States has demonstrated that, when it comes to successful surgery, it’s not just the size of the program that matters in determining quality outcomes.
24-Jan-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Breakthrough Research Identifies Predictors of Venous Thromboembolism after Pulmonary Resection for Lung Cancer

In patients who undergo pulmonary resection for lung cancer, a major potential postoperative complication is venous thromboembolism (VTE)—a condition that develops when a blood clot forms in a vein—which can lead to part of the clot breaking off...
24-Jan-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Almost 50% of Patients Under 60 Years Choose TAVR Over Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement with Worse Outcomes

In a study presented at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 2024 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, researchers examined outcomes for patients undergoing SAVR and those undergoing TAVR from 2013 to 2021 in the state of California.
24-Jan-2024 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Research Highlights Superior Long-Term Survival with Multi-Arterial Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Over Single Arterial Grafting

A new study presented at The Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 2024 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, examines the ongoing controversy surrounding the choice between multi-arterial grafting (MAG) and single arterial grafting (SAG) in coronary...
26-Jan-2024 11:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

STS Announces Late-Breaker Research to Be Presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released late-breaking research scheduled for presentation at the 2024 Annual Meeting taking place January 27 - 29 in San Antonio.
23-Jan-2024 4:05 PM 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

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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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.