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Listen to leaders in cardiothoracic surgery discuss hot topics in the field. Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide.

Please note: The comments included in these episodes are that of the individuals involved and not necessarily that of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Surgical Hot Topics The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Listen to leaders in cardiothoracic surgery discuss hot topics in the field. Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide.

Please note: The comments included in these episodes are that of the individuals involved and not necessarily that of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

    The Changing Landscape of Tobacco Use

    The Changing Landscape of Tobacco Use

    The biggest threat to lung health in the current era is vaping. Shanda H. Blackmon, MD, MPH, moderates a discussion about the changing landscape of tobacco use, which includes vaping as the new gateway to smoking. She and colleagues, J. Robert Headrick, MD, MBA, Matthew A. Steliga, MD, and Keith S. Naunheim, MD, describe the “terrifying” statistics about vaping, why patients are oftentimes afraid to seek help, the use of graphics warnings, and why bringing smoking cessation resources to patients may become more necessary.

    • 15分
    Which Low-Risk Patients Should Receive TAVR?

    Which Low-Risk Patients Should Receive TAVR?

    The FDA recently expanded the indications for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) to include patients at low surgical risk, but experts are urging caution about which low-risk patients should undergo TAVR until more information is gathered. In this episode, Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, explored recent clinical trials with Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD, Michael J. Reardon, MD, and Vinod Thourani, MD. They discussed what these trials mean for cardiac surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and the heart team, as well as knowledge gaps about age, bicuspid patients, SYNTAX score, pacemakers, and mechanical valve durability.

    • 20分
    The NextGen STS National Database Is Finally Here

    The NextGen STS National Database Is Finally Here

    More than 2 years in the making, the first phase of the next generation STS National Database launched during the STS Annual Meeting in New Orleans (January 2020). The phase 1 rollout includes a data uploader, missing variable report, interactive dashboard, and a data quality report that will provide feedback within minutes after upload. Vinay Badhwar, MD, leads a discussion about what this innovative new clinical data registry means for cardiothoracic surgeons, their data managers, hospitals, and patients. He is joined by Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Felix G. Fernandez, MD, MSc, Jonathan Morris, MD, and Diane E. Alejo.
    For the latest updates on the next generation Database, visit www.sts.org/database.

    • 18分
    Beyond the Abstract: The Future is Now

    Beyond the Abstract: The Future is Now

    Hosted by Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, the “Beyond the Abstract” program explores the “whys” behind articles in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and discusses next steps with authors and thought leaders. In the latest episode, Dr. Felix Fernandez joins Dr. Varghese to reflect on the accomplishments of the STS National Database over the last 30 years and discuss the early 2020 transition to a user-friendly, cloud-based, real-time platform that will accelerate practice improvement and lead to better patient outcomes. Read the related Annals Article, "The Future is Now: The 2020 Evolution of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database" at http://bit.ly/3afTrmj. 

    • 20分
    Beyond the Abstract: Understanding and remediating lapses in professionalism

    Beyond the Abstract: Understanding and remediating lapses in professionalism

    When physicians regularly exhibit a lack of civility and respect, patient safety and quality of care are compromised. The latest episode of “Beyond the Abstract,” from The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and part of the Society’s Surgical Hot Topics podcast, covers a paper that explores unprofessional behavior in the workplace and recommends a new framework for the assessment, treatment, and remediation of physicians with professionalism transgressions. Lead author Dr. Betsy Williams joins host Dr. Tom Varghese to discuss why this article was written and next steps. Read the related Annals article, “Understanding and remediating lapses in professionalism: Lessons from the island of last resort,” at http://bit.ly/2spz457

    • 18分
    Beyond the Abstract: The Resilience Bank Account

    Beyond the Abstract: The Resilience Bank Account

    The numerous professional and personal stressors experienced by cardiothoracic surgeons can—if not well managed—lead to errors in clinical judgment, burnout, early departure from practice, health issues, and substance abuse. In the latest episode of “Beyond the Abstract,” a program that explores the “whys” behind an article in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Dr. Michael Maddaus joins host Dr. Tom Varghese to discuss six habits that can make a significant difference in managing stress when proactively integrated into a daily routine. Read the related Annals article, “The Resilience Bank Account: Skills for Optimal Performance” at http://bit.ly/2q8XMFA.

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