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Thoracic Surgery News

Thoracic Surgery News Welcome to the official newspaper of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) published Thoracic Surgery News is the official newspaper of the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and is published 12 times a year.

Over 5,000 thoracic surgeons worldwide rely on Thoracic Surgery News for timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments and the impact of health care policy on the profession and on surgical practice. Content for Thoracic Surgery News is provided by IMNG, LLC, an Elsevier company, and Elsevier Global Medical News. News from the Association is provided by the American Associati

Over 5,000 thoracic surgeons worldwide rely on Thoracic Surgery News for timely and relevant news and commentary about clinical developments and the impact of health care policy on the profession and on surgical practice. Content for Thoracic Surgery News is provided by IMNG, LLC, an Elsevier company, and Elsevier Global Medical News. News from the Association is provided by the American Associati

Physicians treating ACS patients with an antiplatelet all but ignore their genetically assessed ability to metabolize cl...
11/16/2017
Prescribers mostly ignore clopidogrel pharmacogenomic profiling

Physicians treating ACS patients with an antiplatelet all but ignore their genetically assessed ability to metabolize clopidogrel.

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Physicians treating ACS patients with an antiplatelet all but ignore their genetically assessed ability to metabolize clopidogrel.

11/15/2017
STEMI Accelerator 2 study

Implementation of the AHA Mission: Lifeline program improved treatment times. Dr. Gregg C. Fonarow predicted that the success of this program will lead to a ramping up of efforts to regionalize and coordinate STEMI care across the country. http://bit.ly/2hC2abW

Thirty million Americans became hypertensive overnight on Nov. 13 with the introduction of new high blood pressure guide...
11/14/2017
VIDEO: U.S. hypertension guidelines reset threshold to 130/80 mm Hg

Thirty million Americans became hypertensive overnight on Nov. 13 with the introduction of new high blood pressure guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

ANAHEIM, CALIF. – Thirty million Americans became hypertensive overnight.

SAN DIEGO – There was an 86% greater risk of ischemic stroke after transcatheter aortic valve replacement, compared with...
10/16/2017
Higher stroke risk found for TAVR versus SAVR

SAN DIEGO – There was an 86% greater risk of ischemic stroke after transcatheter aortic valve replacement, compared with surgical aortic valve replacement, and a more than sixfold increased risk of hemorrhagic stroke, in a review of more than 44,000 patients in the Nationwide Readmissions Database who were followed out to a year after having one procedure or the other.

Study in real-world setting shows more than sixfold higher risk for hemorrhagic stroke.

The American College of Cardiology has updated its advice regarding the use of nonstatin therapies following clinical tr...
09/14/2017
New data prompt update to ACC guidance on nonstatin LDL lowering

The American College of Cardiology has updated its advice regarding the use of nonstatin therapies following clinical trial results of PCSK9 inhibitors and ezetimibe.

The ACC has updated its advice regarding the use of nonstatin therapies following clinical trial results of PCSK9 inhibitors and ezetimibe.

“The durability results are very encouraging. We can’t see that the TAVR patients are doing worse. So I think this is se...
08/10/2017
First trial of TAVR vs. SAVR in low-risk patients

“The durability results are very encouraging. We can’t see that the TAVR patients are doing worse. So I think this is setting the scene to try to move forward in patients at low risk and also in younger patients."

PARIS – TAVR looks good through 5 years in NOTION trial.

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