ERAS Program Expedites Recovery for Congenital Heart Surgery Patients

Select patients born with heart defects and who undergo congenital heart surgery recover with few complications and reduced opioid use when a comprehensive, evidence-based enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program is used, according to research presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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