Reducing Need for Blood Transfusion during Heart Surgery Is Focus of New Practice Guideline

Four leading medical specialty societies released a new clinical practice guideline that includes recommendations for reducing blood loss during heart surgery and improving patient outcomes. The document is a multidisciplinary collaboration among The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, American Society of ExtraCorporeal Technology, and Society for the Advancement of Patient Blood Management.

Media Advisory: Save the Date for Virtual STS Annual Meeting

Credentialed press representatives are invited to attend The Society of Thoracic Surgeons VIRTUAL 57th Annual Meeting. This interactive, fully digital experience—expected to be unlike anything that the specialty has experienced to date—will feature thought-provoking lectures, practice-changing science, and cutting-edge techniques and technologies.

Free Webinar—Next Steps in Eradicating COVID-19: Emerging Treatments and Vaccines

In this free STS webinar, Next Steps in Eradicating COVID-19: Emerging Treatments and Vaccines, STS President Dr. Joseph Dearani will talk with infectious disease experts from the White House Coronavirus Task Force and Mayo Clinic about promising new treatments and preventive measures.

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 following mitral valve procedures.

Internationally Recognized Cardiothoracic Surgeon Available for Comment on Aortic Dissection

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, is Director of the Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program at Penn Medicine, a multidisciplinary program encompassing all aspects of aortic disease, including thoracic aortic reconstruction and Marfan syndrome. He also is Vice Chief of the Division of…

Expert Available to Discuss Dangers of Vaping and Associated Lung Illness

WHO: Keith S. Naunheim, MD, Vallee L. Melba Willman Professor and Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Saint Louis University (SLU), and past president of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons WHY: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers…

Leading Health Organizations Introduce New Award to Advance Lung Cancer Research

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons—along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—and the American Lung Association have established a new grant, the Lung Cancer Research Award, designed to support investigators performing impactful lung cancer research.