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

Friday, April 16, 2021

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


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

A most comprehensive practice guideline, relevant not only to surgeons involved in VA ECMO, but also all cardiac and thoracic colleagues and perioperative clinicians.

The discussion on the need of modifying the antithrombotic modulation in recipients of post-cardiotomy ECMO (21) and the chapter on vascular complications (12.3) are particularly stimulating in terms of future research.

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