AATS Foundation scholarships shown to support success in academic surgery

Boston, MA (May 2, 2021) – A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, finds that AATS Foundation fellowships support success in academic surgery career tracks. The AATS Foundation has two primary grant funding mechanisms: the AATS Foundation Scholarship and the Surgical Investigator Award. The study looked at publications, citations, NIH funding,…

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Study finds heart transplantation using donation after cardiac death with NRP

Boston, MA (May 2, 2021) – A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that heart transplantation using donation after cardiac death (DCD) with normothermic regional perfusion (NRP) is feasible in the United States. Broader application of DCD heart transplantation has the potential to increase cardiac allograft availability by 20-30 percent.…

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Pulmonary endarterectomy achieves excellent results for patients with segmental CTEPH

Boston, MA (April 30, 2021) – A new study, presented today at the AATS 101st Annual Meeting, found that patients treated surgically for segmental Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension (CTEPH) had excellent outcomes with the vast majority doing very well in the long term without any additional treatment other than surgery. In addition, the study found…

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Newspaper Pop-up Card

Coax your newspaper into three-dimensional flowers to make a sweet springy pop-up card for a special someone: mother, aunt, grandma, sister, friend, anyone! Once you learn this surprisingly simple technique for making cupped flowers, you can layer or tape them side-by-side to make different styles. Cut almond shapes and thin strips of newspaper for leaves…

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