Expert Consensus Documents
STS Expert Consensus Documents provide practical assistance to STS members and the cardiothoracic surgery community. An Expert Consensus Document represents the collective opinions of an expert panel on a clinical topic. The opinions expressed in the statement do not necessarily reflect a formal evidence review and are not generally developed in accordance with the process outline for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines; however, the authors may suggest treatment strategies based on their collective knowledge and clinical experience.
Expert Consensus Documents are intended as one element of a physician’s armamentarium. Physicians are strongly encouraged to use all available resources and their best judgment in making recommendations or decisions regarding individual patients.
- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Expert Consensus Statement: A Tool Kit to Assist Thoracic Surgeons Seeking Privileging to Use New Technology and Perform Advanced Procedures in General Thoracic Surgery (2016)
- SCAI/ACC/HFSA/STS Clinical Expert Consensus Statement on the Use of Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices in Cardiovascular Care (2014)
- Expert Consensus for Surgical Treatment of Hyperhidrosis (2011)
- Expert Consensus Statement on the Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aortic Disease Using Endovascular Stent-Graft (2008)