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American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines on Selected Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Support

Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Source Name: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


James K. Kirklin, Francis D. Pagani, Daniel J. Goldstein, Ranjit John, Joseph G. Rogers, Pavan Atluri, Francisco A. Arabia, Anson Cheung, William Holman, Charles Hoopes, Valuvan Jeevanandam, Ulrich P. Jorde, Carmelo A. Milano, Nader Moazami, Yoshifumi Naka, Ivan Netuka, Salpy V. Pamboukian, Sean Pinney, Craig H. Selzman, Scott Silverstry, Mark Slaughter, John Stulak, Jeff Teuteberg, Juliane Vierecke, Stephan Schueler, David A. D'Alessandro

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation provide a consensus guidelines document on ten important aspects in mechanical circulatory support.  These include:

1. Preoperative Evaluation and Optimization
2. Support Techniques in Cardiogenic Shock
3. Biventricular Support
4. Surgical Approach
5. Management of Postoperative Bleeding
6. Anticoagulation Management
7. Optimizing Pump Speed
8. Diagnosis and Management of Pump Malfunction
9. Management of Pump-Related Infections
10. Strategies to Promote Myocardial Recovery

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