The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists created an expert consensus statement intended to help anesthesiologists manage adult patients receiving ECMO who are cared for in the operating room. This two-part consensus document may serve as a helpful reference for cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and all who engaged in the care of ECMO pati
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Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: An Expert Consensus Statement From the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists—Part I, Technical Aspects of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
November 30, 2021
March 25, 2020
Succinct recommendations for the management of COVID-19 cases in the operating room. Includes infographic outlining comprehensive operating room workflow, detailing the roles and responsibilities of each OR team member.
March 24, 2020
A succinct comment with a wealth of up-to-date references vis-a-vis the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic.
February 20, 2020
This randomized trial evaluated depth and duration of intraoperative hypotension during noncardiac surgery, comparing a machine learning early warning system to standard care. Hypotension was defined as a MAP <65 mm Hg for one minute or more.
December 29, 2019
In this analysis of randomized controlled studies, accupuncture and/or accupressure significantly reduced cancer-associated pain compared to sham procedures.
December 4, 2019
Succinct commentary on the challenge of vascular access in ECMO circuits on the occasion of a manuscript on a novel design of a multi-access adaptor.
The Effects of Escalation of Respiratory Support and Prolonged Invasive Ventilation on Outcomes of Cardiac Surgical Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
December 4, 2019
Cohort study from the UK, fuelling the escalating debate on blood management in perioperative cardiovascular care.
Peripheral Vasoconstriction During Mental Stress and Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
October 26, 2019
Interesting clinicolaboratory experiment: Any translational value for the coronary surgeon and the cardiologist remains to be seen, especially regarding the risk stratification and prioritization for urgent (inpatient) revascularisation. Also, the value of the observation for the cardiovascular anesthetist may be important with regards to induction
October 14, 2019
An extremely interesting research question abutting cardiac physiology, and a manuscript that may generate future additional clinical research.
Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
September 5, 2019
The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.