Researchers conducted a literature analysis to weigh the benefits and risks of using Impella versus ECMO for use in cases of cardiogenic shock.
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Mechanical circulatory assistance
Mechanical Assist Device-Assisted Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: The Use of Impella Versus Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as an Emerging Frontier in Revascularization in Cardiogenic Shock
January 20, 2023
Perioperative Management of Sickle Cell Disease in Complex Congenital Cardiac Surgery: A Compilation of Two Cases
November 4, 2022
Although preoperative exchange transfusion is frequently recommended in patients with homozygous sickle cell anemia undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass, the information regarding the ideal level of sickle hemoglobin for patients undergoing the surgery is still conflicting in the literature.
October 21, 2022
CTSNet hosted an expert-filled roundtable on aortic root enlargement (AAE) vs. total root replacement (ARR) for the small aortic root featuring Bo Yang, Michael Reardon, Joseph Bavaria, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Vinod Thourani, and Barbara Hamilton.
October 11, 2022
This video shows implantation of the 70 cc SynCardia total artificial heart for advanced dilated cardiomyopathy.
September 30, 2022
This retrospective review compares the outcomes of heart failure patients who used continuous-flow left ventricular device (CF-LVAD) support with patients listed as primary transplant candidates at the same center. The results showed that CF-LVAD patients had excellent outcomes regardless of how long they were on the waitlist.
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.
June 30, 2022
Can you believe it’s already July? To celebrate 2022's halfway mark, we’ve rounded up six of the most popular in the cardiac specialty videos published so far this year.
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.