The first official guidelines for implantable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) were published in 2013 by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).
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The 2023 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines for Mechanical Circulatory Support: A 10-Year Update
June 1, 2023
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation/Heart Failure Society of America Guideline on Acute Mechanical Circulatory Support
February 12, 2023
This guideline on acute mechanical circulatory support covers medical and surgical treatment of cardiogenic and pulmonary shock, management of patients supported with temporary mechanical circulatory support devices, complications, special populations, as well as palliative care, social and ethical dilemmas.
Timing of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting After Acute Myocardial Infarction May Not Influence Mortality and Readmissions
June 15, 2021
Fascinating confirmation of null hypotheses including bleeding complications and survival in a Pennsylvanian cohort study, despite the easily predictable previous PCI, hock, and IABP prevalence in the emergency group. The statistical model is elaborate and complex. Perhaps a randomized trial could now be justified!
American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines on Selected Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Support
January 30, 2020
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:
Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty Versus Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Treatment of Unprotected Left Main Stenosis (NOBLE): A Prospective, Randomised, Open-Label, Non-Inferiority Trial
January 10, 2020
''CABG was significantly better than PCI (p=0·0066........''
Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial
June 13, 2019
An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.
December 21, 2017
Interesting to read the mortality and renal morbidity of PCI after serious MI. The choice of dual primary outcome may have been an afterhought....
Datascope Corp/MAQUET Issues Worldwide Voluntary Recall of IABPs for Potential Electrical Test Failure
June 24, 2017
Please make sure that you are aware of this recall for testing of System CS100, CS100i and CS300 Intra-aortic Balloon Pumps for electrical testing.
Effects of Additional Intra-aortic Balloon Counter-Pulsation Therapy to Cardiogenic Shock Patients Supported by Extra-corporeal Membranous Oxygenation.
April 8, 2016
ECMO is widely used for cardiogenic shock treatment. Since peripheral V-A ECMO will increase LV afterload and IABP therapy can counterbalance it, will IABP combined with ECMO improve the outcomes?
March 27, 2016
Norepinephrine is often used to maintain the mean pressure during open heart surgery but it is said that it could constrict cerebral arteries, reducing cerebral blood flow. Is it true? The authors explored the association of Norepi doses and rSO2 measured using near-infrared spectroscopy.