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Mechanical circulatory assistance

June 22, 2022
Watch the June 17 recording of the ISMICS 2022 Cardiac Masters Session 2A: Aortic Valve and Aorta.
March 7, 2022
For a less invasive LVAD implantation, a right mini thoracotomy is a good approach. It can also assist with chest stabilization, mobility, virgin tissues for bridge to transplant, and retained pericardium for the right heart support.
February 15, 2022
Because surgical treatment of liposarcoma metastasis of the heart is so high risk, many patients remain without optimal treatment. This video demonstrates a successful excision of a 6x5cm metastatic tumor from the right ventricle of a fifty-two-year-old woman.
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. 
January 11, 2022
On January 10, 2021, the University of Maryland School of Medicine annnounced that Dr. Bartley P. Griffith and his team successfully transplanted a genetically modified pig heart in a 57-year-old man with end-stage heart failure, and the patient was doing well three days later. 
January 11, 2022
On January 10, 2021, the University of Maryland School of Medicine annnounced that Dr. Bartley P.
November 30, 2021
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists created an expert consensus statement intended to help anesthesiologists manage adult patients receiving ECMO who are cared for in the operating room.  This two-part consensus document may serve as a helpful reference for cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and all who engaged in the care of ECMO pati
November 30, 2021
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists created an expert consensus statement intended to help anesthesiologists manage adult patients receiving ECMO who are cared for in the operating room.  This two-part consensus document may serve as a helpful reference for cardiothoracic surgeons, intensivists and all who engaged in the care of ECMO pati
October 1, 2021
A scholarly narrative on the utility of quantifying the performance of the right ventricle: the RV has been hitherto empirically assessed in many clinical setups.
August 13, 2021
In this session we discuss common scenarios where the addition of venous or arterial cannulae to a traditional ECMO configuration may be necessary, and we familiarize the surgeon with the techniques necessary.

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