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Do We Need a National or International Trial?
Gianni Angelini of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK discusses the persisting need for a randomized controlled trial evaluating minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC). He also presents the design of the COMICS trial (conventional versus minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation in patients undergoing cardiac surgery: a randomized trial), an international trial comparing adverse outcomes following surgery on MiECC or conventional cardiopulmonary bypass.
This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.