Search Tag: Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiology Management

New Guidelines: Surgical Ablation Can Reduce Afib

2016 20 Dec

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has issued major recommendations for the use of surgical ablation when treating atrial fibrillation (Afib), the most common type of irregular heartbeat. These recommendations are included in the new clinical practice guidelines published by STS in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. See Also : Current Models... Read more

IMAGING Management

Treatment Delay for Lung Cancer Patients

2015 30 Jul

According to researchers, patients suspected of having lung cancer may wait too long to receive treatment, and too many patients skip vital diagnostic steps that are needed to help determine the best possible treatment. They encourage patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer to ask questions (eg, what treatment is best for them) and take active role... Read more