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Mechanical Circulatory Assistance

April 18, 2024
This study aimed to describe the use of perioperative mechanical circulatory support (MCS) and its impact on outcomes in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy undergoing surgical revascularization.
January 23, 2024
Interesting conclusion on superiority of CRT over ICD
July 20, 2023
This expert single-center series analyzes 1,429 ascending aorta and arch replacements performed between 1991 and 2020 with circulatory arrest at nadir temperatures of 14 to 20°C with retrograde cerebral perfusion, including 464 acute type A dissections. The authors report overall operative mortality of 8.9 percent and stroke rate of 8.4 percent.
June 12, 2023
This video shows a quick, safe, and reproducible technique for percutaneous SVC cannulation without using dilators, and decannulation without using manual compression.
June 1, 2023
The first official guidelines for implantable mechanical circulatory support (MCS) were published in 2013 by the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).
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.
January 30, 2023
This video illustrates how to achieve rapid hemostasis following intra-aortic balloon pump removal using a percutaneous vascular repair device.
September 30, 2022
This editorial describes the evolving pathway of diagnosing a disease that is predicted to augment the indication for orthotopic cardiac transplantation. Cardiac involvement of sarcoidosis accounts for the majority of deaths in sarcoidosis patients, so it is important to better understand its symptoms.
January 21, 2022
An editorial  with some interest for the cardiothoracic surgeon, in particular the awareness of changes in the right vantricle during ECMO support , mostly drawn from the recent Covid experiences, and with a useful paragraph on veno-pulmonary arterial ECMO, discussing the uncoupling of RV and PA.