- Lobectomy is a standard treatment for stage I non–small cell lung cancer, but a significant proportion of patients are considered at high risk for complications, including mortality, after lobectomy and might not be candidates. Identifying who is at risk is important and in evolution. The objective of The American Association for Thoracic Surgery Clinical Practice Standards Committee expert panel was to review important considerations and factors in assessing who is at high risk among patients considered for lobectomy.
- It is estimated that more than 125 million people live with ischemic heart disease globally, and each year in the United States, 720,000 have a first myocardial infarction resulting in hospital admission or death.1,2 Approximately 35% of those who experience a coronary event in a given year die because of it, and each death is associated with an average of 16 years of life lost. Ischemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) is the single largest cause of heart failure (HF), although the underlying causes are often multifactorial and overlapping.
- Acute aortic dissection (AD) involves the ascending aorta in approximately two-thirds of patients.1,2 Chest pain is the most common feature, but clinical presentation can be varied, and algorithms have been developed to facilitate timely diagnosis.3,4 Nevertheless, delays in diagnosis comes at a severe cost to the patient.5 The complications of AD that involve the ascending aorta have been known for well over 60 years and include aortic rupture, cardiac tamponade, aortic regurgitation (AR), and organ malperfusion.
- Components of enhanced recovery programs (ERPs) for pediatric cardiac surgery across the perioperative period.
- The objective of this project was to provide an update to the previously published consensus 2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) evidence-based guidelines for the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR).
- The study objective was to establish The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) evidence-based guidelines for the management of empyema.
- Our mission was to develop evidence-based American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) consensus focused on the surgical treatment of infective endocarditis (IE) and perioperative questions: when to operate, how to prepare the patient for operation, how to operate, and other issues relevant to managing and following patients after surgery.1-8 The writing committee included 4 cardiac surgeons, 1 cardiologist, 2 infectious disease specialists, and Dr Eugene H. Blackstone. The draft produced was reviewed by invited additional experts, including 4 cardiac surgeons, 1 anesthesiologist, 1 cardiologist, 2 imaging experts, 3 infectious disease specialists, and 1 neurologist (See Appendix E1).
- The objective of this project was to establish consensus 2015 The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) evidence-based guidelines for the management of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR).
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in North America. Low-dose computed tomography screening can reduce lung cancer–specific mortality by 20%.