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Extracorporeal Circulation

August 16, 2018
Alan J. Bryan of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK argues that on-pump coronary bypass surgery is as good an option as off-pump surgery for patients with high surgical risk.
August 7, 2018
The authors detail the procedure for a central cannulation in a step-by-step fashion, using diagrams and surgical video to illustrate key technical elements.
August 3, 2018
The authors debate how much information should be included in the informed consent, and they use the case of resistant Mycobacterium chimaera found in the LivaNova PLC Stockert 3T heater-cooler system as a case-in-point.
June 29, 2018
Research published recently in The Annals of Thoracic Surgery suggests a new approach for evaluating a patient’s risk for acute kidney injury before they undergo cardiac surgery.
June 28, 2018
Gianni Angelini of the Bristol Heart Institute in the UK discusses the persisting need for a randomized controlled trial evaluating minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation.
June 27, 2018
A brief, readable, sensibly balanced, and well-referenced editorial on the occasion of the retrospective Austrian paper on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
June 21, 2018
Marco Ranucci of the IRCCS Policlinico San Donato in Italy discusses the association between hemodilution, oxygen delivery, and acute kidney injury.
May 24, 2018
A severe blow to the concept of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for acute respiratory distress syndrome in the form of a well-executed randomized controlled trial.
May 23, 2018
Kawatsu and colleagues performed a retrospective analysis of preoperative characteristics and laboratory data for patients who did and did not exhibit heparin resistance (n = 25 and n = 464, respectively) prior to establishment of cardiopulmonary bypass for a cardiovascular operation.

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