The Patients section of the STS website offers trustworthy sources of information for surgeons to share with patients and their families as they navigate through the cardiothoracic surgery experience. These patient-friendly resources allow patients to research their conditions, as well as gather valuable information regarding treatment options.

The Patient Guide to Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery

The Patient Guide to Heart, Lung, and Esophageal Surgery is a website that provides easily understandable information, videos, and graphics on adult heart disease, pediatric and congenital heart disease, lung, esophageal, and other chest diseases, and heart and lung transplantation. Available in English and Spanish, this website is easily viewable on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Click below and download a printable PDF to share with your patients when referring them to the patient website.

Patient Resources

Various PDF handouts, including patient-friendly tip sheets and brochures, are instantly available to print and share with patients.