Meeting Coverage


Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Now, a Surgical Risk Model Tailored to Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Novel calculator offers better estimates of operative mortality

STS over a photo of the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California

Latest STS Meeting Coverage

Heart Surgery Outcomes During COVID Similarly Worrisome for Rich and Poor Patients

Study nevertheless highlights access issues among the socioeconomically disadvantaged

January 24, 2023
Bypass Surgery for Multivessel CAD Reaffirmed in Newer Data

Surgeons fire back at downgrading of CABG in recent guidelines

January 23, 2023
Change Coming for Bloated Congenital Heart Surgeon Workforce

Subspecialty seeks to reinvigorate congenital heart training, early careers

January 23, 2023
When Surgeons Clamp Down on Opioids After Cardiac Operations

Pain control feasible even when dropping to zero opioids

January 22, 2023
More Evidence for Prehab Before Cardiac Surgery

One center's initial experience suggests good perioperative results

February 2, 2022
Adult Congenital Heart Surgery: Go for the Pediatric Specialists?

Study suggests worse outcomes at adult centers with expertise in other heart surgeries

January 31, 2022
Donor Hearts Can Withstand Longer Ischemic Times

Over 4 hours not inherently more dangerous, one group finds

January 31, 2022
More Headway in Taking Acute Aortic Dissections Straight to the OR

Shorter waits, better survival at one center

January 30, 2022
Multi-Arterial Grafting Inches Upward in Surgeon Adoption

Learning curve holds strong in CABG technique

January 30, 2022
Promising Tissue Valve Tech Blocks Calcium Buildup

Zero structural valve deterioration at 5 Years in the COMMENCE study

February 1, 2021
Should COVID-Strained Centers Hit Pause on Lung Cancer Screening?

A debate on what stopping scans would do to health systems, patients

February 1, 2021
What Does Survival Look Like After ECMO for COVID-19?

Small registry highlights need to analyze survivors' longitudinal functional status

January 31, 2021
Some of Last Year's Deferred Cardiac Surgeries Likely Still in Backlog

Report describes effect of COVID on surgical case volumes, outcomes

January 31, 2021
Combined Cath Approach No Match for Surgery for Aortic Stenosis, CAD

Pacemakers increasingly an issue in TAVR plus PCI

January 30, 2021