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Mechanical circulatory assistance

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.
July 14, 2020
A small histopathological study of SARS and influenza autopsies compared to rejected for transplantation lungs. There is some speculation on the popular procoagulopathic nature of the panvirus, based on expression of angiotensin converting enzyme 2.There might be a collateral stimulus for lung preservation in organ retrieval.
April 30, 2020
CTSNet and the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists collaborated to host a live webinar on Monday, April 27, on cardiac surgery during COVID-19: ECMO, transplants, elective cases, and the future.
April 16, 2020
The UNOS donor heart allocation system was revised in 2018, giving priority to patients on inpatient mechanical circulatory support (MCS).  Patients admitted with heart failure-associated cardiogenic shock were tracked for the frequency of use of mechanical circulatory support before and after implementation of this change.   In non-transplant center
April 2, 2020
Quite refreshing well-written  experimental paper leaving promises of artificial organoids. 
February 20, 2020
In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Joel Dunning speaks with Oscar Howard “Bud” Frazier about his career and experience with mechanical hearts.
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:
January 22, 2020
This study investigated the impact of preoperative levosimendan administration in patients undergoing LVAD implantation. The authors report on outcomes of patients who received preoperative optimization with levosimendan (n=58) versus patients optimized without a Calcium-sensitizer (n=27).
January 14, 2020
Capoccia and Maybauer performed a system review of 29 publications related to the use of ECMO in aortic surgery and aortic dissection. A total of 194 patients who had been treated with ECMO support were identified, with a survival rate of 39.7% (77/194).
December 16, 2019
This video demonstrates how Dr David Morales implants a HeartMate 3™ and the various strategies used to manage the technical challenges of implanting the device in a 10-year-old, 26.7 kg, patient.

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