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Extracorporeal circulation

July 13, 2021
This is a report and video of a successful slide tracheobronchoplasty for right mainstem bronchial agenesis.
July 12, 2021
In this article, Jacobs et al. provide a multi-institutional outcomes review of 200 consecutive patients with confirmed COVID-19 supported with ECMO. The mean time on ECMO was 15 days with survival on VV-ECMO of 46.3% and survival on VA-ECMO of 25%.
May 25, 2021
An authoritative, scholarly but very readable review of the evolution of mechanical circulatory support of the left ventricle from the non-surgical standpoint.
April 16, 2021
A most comprehensive practice guideline, relevant not only to surgeons involved in VA ECMO, but also all cardiac and thoracic colleagues and perioperative clinicians.
February 23, 2021
The authors present a surgical case report which focuses on the perfusion and brain protection strategies and the correlation between anatomical and CT/TEE findings.
January 13, 2021
A large series of closure of atrial septal defects ( mostly secundum) in adult and some adolescent patients. There are token cases of other (moderate to severe) congenital cases included in this narrative. The Onans offer details on the evolution of their Da Vinci program in Istanbul.
November 24, 2020
This is a comprehensive review of current strategies for monitoring and protection of the brain during aortic arch surgery under hypothermic circulatory arrest. 
October 9, 2020
This is an a comprehensive consensus document on post-cardiotomy extracorporeal life support (PC-ECLS) jointly released by the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS), the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS).
September 18, 2020
Chou et al. analyzed a nationwide ECMO register regarding patients with liver cirrhosis. They identified 233 patients, which represents 3.3% of all 7003 patients. These patients had a very high one-year mortality of more than 95%. Therefore, the authors conclude that ECMO should be used very carefully in patients with known liver cirrhosis.
August 11, 2020
This is a video illustrating a case of minimally invasive mitral valve replacement in the setting of profound shock with VA-ECMO and impella CP support for ruptured papillary muscle after acute myocardial infarction.

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