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2020 EACTS/ELSO/STS/AATS Expert Consensus on Post-Cardiotomy Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Patients

Friday, October 9, 2020

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Roberto Lorusso, Glenn Whitman, Milan Milojevic, Giuseppe Raffa, David M. McMullan, Udo Boeken, Jonathan Haft, Christian A. Bermudez, Ashish S. Shah, and David A. D’Alessandro

This is an a comprehensive consensus document on post-cardiotomy extracorporeal life support (PC-ECLS) jointly released by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS). This position statement is focused on the most relevant issues to optimize indications and applications, to suggest configurations of PC-ECLS, to avoid or manage complications and to improve outcomes.

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