Record number of lung cancer operations as patient survival rates continue to rise The fourth annual lung cancer clinical outcomes publication (LCCOP) published by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), has found that almost 6,000 lung cancer operations took place in 2015, with a record 98.1% of patients alive after 30 days of operation and […]
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An article was published on BBC News earlier today about a study published in the Lancet that examines the timing of heart surgeries and survival rates. The study suggested that for the best chance of survival following heart surgery, the surgery is better performed in the afternoon due to the circadian rhythms of the body. […]
“Exploring patients and families’ information needs and views of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery website”, a report prepared by Picker for the SCTS, is now available.
Heart Valve Voice Embarks on Awareness Raising Cycle Ride from London to the EuroPCR Conference in Paris. See press release here.
Recommendation for the provision of formal second opinions for patients requiring high-risk lung cancer surgery (J King on behalf of the SCTS Thoracic Surgery Sub-committee):
“The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) wishes to extend its deepest condolences to the families of those patients who have died as a result of mycobacterium chimaera infection and those patients that have suffered ill-health after being infected. “Patient safety is of absolute importance to SCTS. The risk to patients from surgery where heater-cooler units […]
The latest LCCOP report, covering lung cancer resections preformed in the English NHS in 2014, has been published on 6th December 2016. This project is commissioned by HQIP and delivered by the National Lung Cancer Audit team with the support of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery. Important changes this year include some adjustment of the […]
The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery (SCTS) has today published data for 2012-2015 from the National Adult Cardiac Surgery Audit (NACSA). This shows the survival rates, by hospital and surgeon, for patients undergoing adult cardiac surgery during this time period. All of the surgeons who took part in the audit have been found to be working […]
Recommendations for Standards of Monitoring & Safety During Cardiopulmonary Bypass most recent publication.