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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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Select Heart Surgery Patients May Not Need Opioid Pain Meds when Discharged

Many patients who undergo heart surgery may be able to safely and effectively control postoperative pain without opioids after hospital discharge.
6-Jan-2022 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Joanna Chikwe Is Named Editor-in-Chief of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has appointed Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS, as the new Editor-in-Chief of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and its soon-to-be-launched open access journal, Annals Short Reports. She will step into this role on January 1,...
13-Dec-2021 3:30 PM 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 58th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida. For those who cannot attend in person, a virtual option is available.
9-Dec-2021 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and AstraZeneca Join Forces to Accelerate Lung Cancer and Disparities Research, Education

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has entered into a partnership with biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in an effort to advance and improve lung cancer treatment and eliminate disparities in health care.
3-Nov-2021 8:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medicare Cuts Ignore Realities of Pandemic and Will Harm Patient Care

The Surgical Care Coalition urges Congress to stop the harmful Medicare cuts that will take effect in less than two months and will limit patient access to needed care; Majority of the U.S. House supports stopping the cuts.
3-Nov-2021 8:40 AM EDT 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

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Expert Available to Discuss Expanded USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

18-Mar-2021 11:35 AM EDT

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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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