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  1. STS Releases Outcomes for Congenital Heart Sx DatabaseRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Mental Help Net

    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released the first publicly accessible report of surgical outcomes from its Congenital Heart Surgery Database . The CHSD is the largest database in North America, focused exclusively on pediatric and congenital cardiac malformations.

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  2. Cath lab at RKM hospitalRead the original story

    Tuesday | The Telegraph

    ... we have built a 15-bed coronary care unit and a high dependency unit. An intensive care unit for cardio-thoracic surgery is coming up at the hospital," said Swami Satyadevananda. Swami Sarvalokananda, the secretary of the Ramakrishna Math and ...

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  3. Heart valve repair significantly improves emotional wellbeing in patients with mitral regurgitationRead the original story

    Tuesday | Medical News Today

    Patients with severe mitral regurgitation often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety , but after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experience a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing, according to an article in the March 2015 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery . Previous research has shown that one in four patients with severe MR suffer from poor psycho-emotional status , elevated anxiety, and traumatic stress levels.

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  4. Frequency of blood tests in heart surgery patients may lead to anemia, transfusionsRead the original story

    Tuesday | Medical News Today

    Laboratory testing among patients undergoing cardiac surgery can lead to excessive bloodletting, which can increase the risk of developing hospital-acquired anemia and the need for blood transfusion, according to an article in the March 2015 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery . "Prior research shows that patients who receive blood transfusions during heart surgery have more infections after surgery, spend more time on the ventilator, and die more frequently - even after adjusting for how sick they were prior to surgery," said Colleen G. Koch, MD, MS, MBA, from the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, who led the current study.

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  5. Do Heart Surgery Patients Get Too Many Blood Tests?Read the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | P&T Community

    ... The results of the study were published online January 9 prior to print in the March issue of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery . "We were astonished by the amount of blood taken from our patients for laboratory testing. Total phlebotomy volumes ...

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  6. New Research Links Talc Treatment Response with Mesothelioma...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | PRWeb

    ... other clinical variables," writes thoracic surgeon Dr. Ottavio Rena. The study, published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, also found that mesothelioma patients with the poorest prognosis tended to have later stage disease, non-epithelioid ...

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  7. Study: Smokers Who Quit Early May Not Qualify For Lung Cancer ScreeningsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Patch.com

    ... who conducted the study. "The guidelines need to be broader," said Lawrence Glassman, MD , vice chairman of Thoracic Surgery for the North Shore-LIJ Health System . "The epidemiological link between smoking and lung cancer is unquestionable. ...

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  8. Hospitals, Like Vampires, Want Your BloodRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Forbes.com

    ... been suggested that some of those tests may not be necessary. Now a new study published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery sheds light on just how excessive some of this testing can be. Researchers analyzed records from 1,894 patients who had cardiac ...

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  9. At Last, a Fun-filled Trip with Cancer in Ritch Gaiti's New Toxic ...Read the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | PRWeb

    A totally honest, hilarious story about the dreaded prognosis of cancer. For anyone who has taken the journey is about to take or anyone who would rather laugh than worry.

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  10. Study shows heart valve repair can benefit patients with mitral regurgitationRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Medical News

    Patients with severe mitral regurgitation often suffer from psycho-emotional symptoms, such as depression and anxiety, but after undergoing mitral valve repair surgery patients experience a marked improvement in emotional and physical wellbeing, according to an article in the March 2015 issue of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery . Previous research has shown that one in four patients with severe MR suffer from poor psycho-emotional status , elevated anxiety, and traumatic stress levels.

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  11. Excessive Blood Draws at One Hospital DetailedRead the original story

    Sunday Mar 1 | Journal Watch

    A new study in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery sheds light on just how excessive some hospital tests - and in particular, those that require bloodletting - can be. Researchers analyzed records from nearly 1900 patients who had cardiac surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and calculated the frequency and total volume of blood drawn from each.

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  12. Study finds that doctor shortage will hit Florida in ten yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | CNN

    A new study has found that Florida will be facing a critical shortage of trained specialist doctors by 2025 if more residency programs are not created to keep up with the demand within the state. The findings of the study have concluded that the state needs to create and fill 13,568 residency programs in psychiatry, general surgery, cancer treatment, thoracic surgery and other specializations.

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  13. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Supports Public Reporting Of...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | BioSpace

    The project began when surgeons from each of the five participating institutions approached PHC4 with the concept of a collaboration of surgeons, hospitals, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and PHC4 to begin public reporting of outcomes for congenital heart surgery. This report represents one of the few efforts at statewide public reporting on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes.

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  14. STS releases first publicly accessible national report of surgical outcomes from CHSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | Medical News

    ... continue to increase," said Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs. "Next year, we plan to add public reporting for STS General Thoracic Surgery Database participants, starting with outcomes for lobectomy in cancer patients."

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  15. New report gives details on pediatric heart surgeryRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Times Leader

    Arterial Switch: Two main arteries carrying blood out of the heart are abnormally connected, resulting in the body not getting enough oxygenated blood. Surgery corrects the attachment issue.

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  16. New report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Science Daily

    A first-of-its-kind report has been released on pediatric and congenital heart surgery. The report provides the public with volume and in-hospital mortality data on nine widely-performed heart surgeries.

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  17. Penn State Hershey Part of New Report on Pediatric Cardiac Surgery OutcomesRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | Newswise

    Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital is part of a first-of-its-kind report released today on pediatric and congenital heart surgery. The report on pediatric cardiac surgery outcomes is a first of its kind in Pennsylvania, and is the only statewide reporting effort like it in the nation.

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  18. Greenwich Church Benefit Helps Heart Care InternationalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Greenwich Daily Voice

    ... College of Medicine in the Bronx, as well as chairman of surgery and chairman of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. "Our church has been so deeply blessed by its ongoing relationship with Heart Care International," said the Rev. Maxwell Grant, the ...

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  19. Heart surgery outcomes for pediatric and congenital patients now onlineRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Science Daily

    ... continue to increase," said Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs. "Next year, we plan to add public reporting for STS General Thoracic Surgery Database participants, starting with outcomes for lobectomy in cancer patients." The above story is based on materials ...

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  20. Alberta Health Services criticized for 'unlawful' suspension of surgeonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | CBC News

    ... the first heart transplant in Western Canada in 1985. At one time, he was head of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton. and a group of senior administrators and physicians in April for more than $6 ...

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