About the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) is an international organization of over 1,300 of the world’s foremost thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons, representing 41 countries. Founded in 1917 by a respected group of the last century’s earliest pioneers in the field of thoracic surgery, the AATS’ original mission was to “foster the evolution of an interest in surgery of the Thorax.
One hundred years later, the AATS continues to be the premiere association among cardiothoracic surgeons. The purpose of the Association is the continual enhancement of the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest level of quality patient care. To this end, the AATS encourages, promotes, and stimulates the scientific investigation and study of cardiothoracic surgery.
About The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Under the leadership of Richard D. Weisel, MD, The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery presents original, peer-reviewed articles on conditions of the chest, heart, lungs, and great vessels where surgical intervention is indicated. An official publication of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association, the Journal focuses on techniques and developments in cardiac surgery, pacemaker insertion/removal, lung and esophageal surgeries, heart and lung transplantation, and other procedures.
All AATS press releases are under strict embargo until the date and time specified in the release.
If the press release covers an article scheduled for publication in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the press release is embargoed until the date and time of publication, typically online in advance of print.
If a press release features a paper scheduled for presentation at a forthcoming AATS meeting, the press release is embargoed until the date and time of the presentation.
AATS will provide the media with full-text copies of the articles in question prior to the embargo date so that stories can be adequately researched and written.
Associate Managing Editor, AATS Scientific Publications
American Association for Thoracic Surgery