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Extracorporeal Circulation

March 1, 2019
Abdelhadi Ismail of the Southampton University Hospitals Trust in the UK presents an educational series on cardiopulmonary bypass in which he discusses some of the fundamental concepts underlying cardiopulmonary bypass and reviews techniques.
February 20, 2019
The authors review axillary artery cannulation indications and technique, focusing on the relevant anatomy, surgical preparation, and cannulation technique.
February 14, 2019
The authors highlight useful tips and methods to avoid common pitfalls for others who are interested in adding these methods to their armamentarium.
January 17, 2019
A succinct handy comment on a small series of left ventricular assist devices (LVAD) that is quite useful for a fast read on LVAD for surgeons and nonsurgeons.
December 4, 2018
The author provides a very simplified introduction to cannulation, with animation and intraoperative footage.
November 6, 2018
This video demonstrates the authors’ preferred technique of aortic valve replacement, through a right anterior minithoracotomy using central cannulation and a sutureless bioprosthesis.
October 11, 2018
Donna Eaton of the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland, presents a discussion on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in thoracic surgery.
October 10, 2018
A brief viewpoint article (by the savior of baby Esperanza) from a widely read non-surgical journal on the debate on ECMO/EOLIA. I assume  'thoracotomy' implies 'sternotomy' as the standard surgical approach for ECMO cannulation in adults and larger children. 
September 13, 2018
Exciting debate on the EOLIA trial! https://www.ctsnet.org/jans/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-severe-a...
August 31, 2018
A balanced editorial discussing the relevant RCT from Britain. The esteemed authors are correct to highlight the overall discouraging survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest WITHOUT NEUROLOGICAL DEFICIT. What does need to be done to improve a 3% acceptable outcome?

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