Think Aorta Blog Film Statistics show that a diagnosis of Aortic Dissection is considered in only half of patients who present with this fatal condition. One-third of patients with an Aortic Dissection are actively treated in Emergency Medicine for an incorrect diagnosis such as a heart attack or gastritis. Aortic Dissection is not a difficult […]
The Third Blue Book is now available.
SCTS-Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships: 3 awards, £5,000 each The Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain & Ireland (SCTS) is pleased to invite applications for the SCTS-Ionescu Nursing & Allied Health Professional Fellowships 2019. Eligible applicants include Cardiothoracic Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Surgical Care Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists and Perfusionists, currently […]
Len Bailey, the father of paediatric cardiac transplantation, has died of cancer at the age of 76. Although born in Marland, Bailey graduated from Loma Linda University medical school in 1969. He spent some time as senior Resident at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, at a time when the speciality evolving at huge […]
The 2019 update of the NICE lung cancer guideline has been published today on the NICE website. Click here to view.
Check out the new Heart Valve Voice video filmed at the SCTS Annual Meeting 2019 London. To view click here.
In March 2018, the Heart Surgery Priority Setting Partnership launched its Initial Survey. We wanted to find the questions that could be used in future research, asked by people dealing with heart surgery every day. Over 600 people submitted more than 1,000 questions to the Initial Survey. During analysis, duplicate questions were combined and the summary questions […]
The SCTS Annual Dinner 2019 was a great success. To view the photos from the night please click here.
The 2018 Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Report, covering surgery for lung cancer in 2016, has been released today. This is a collaborative project between the National Lung Cancer Audit and the SCTS. The report shows another significant increase in surgical activity. For the first time, minimal access lobectomy is the commonest operation performed for […]
The January 2019 Bulletin is now available. To read please click here.