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Extracorporeal circulation

January 17, 2020
In this How-I-Teach-It tutorial, Dr. Hermsen and associates from the the University of Wisconsin, Madison, provide a step-by-step introduction to how they instituted their introductory CPB training course. 
January 7, 2020
The authors present a patient with cardiomyopathy peripartum that led to low output syndrome, where it was supported with ECMO-LVAD system, having partially recovered the heart.
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.
December 4, 2019
 Cohort study from the UK, fuelling the escalating debate on blood management in perioperative cardiovascular care.
November 27, 2019
Find it here: the Second International Webinar on Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies now available on CTSNet.
November 14, 2019
Interesting succinct note on a major issue, noting a possible association between cardiopulmonary bypass and this common complication.
October 30, 2019
A balanced  appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
September 19, 2019
In this randomized trial, the authors studied the use of cerebral autoregulation monitoring to target mean arterial pressure during CPB. The outcome of interest was postopertive delirium. The incidence of delirium was 53% in the usual care group compared to 38% in the intervention group, with a reduction in the odds of delirium of 45% (p=0.04). 
August 13, 2019
A most educative cross-Atlantic retrospective study on an always important question. The short accompanying video is also valuable!
August 9, 2019
The authors in this study performed a post-hoc analysis of the coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) cohort in the multicenter randomized EXCEL trial, comparing patients undergoing on-pump versus off-pump procedures for left main disease. Of note, in both groups some of the most experienced CABG surgeons in the world participated.

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