The January update of an expert panel from the American College of Chest Physicians on the expanding clinical entity of pulmonary hypertension, especially pertinent to the transplant community.
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Mechanical circulatory assistance
Therapy for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Adults: Update of the CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
September 5, 2019
August 23, 2019
Excellent and brief summary of the debate on functional mitral regurgitation on mechanical support.
August 13, 2019
The translational value for cardiac transplantation of this prospective multi-centre clinical study of vasodilation in amyloidosis remains to be evaluated.
Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial
June 13, 2019
An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.
June 4, 2019
Left ventricular ejection fraction was not a predictor of outcomes after heart transplant, and was normal in all recipients at 1 year posttransplant. The reliance on generic transthoracic echocardiography for donor assessment may well be the Achilles heel of this retrospective case study.
May 31, 2019
Tipograf and colleagues analyzed outcomes for 121 patients with end-stage lung disease who were placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), 70 of whom (59%) were successfully bridged to lung transplantation.
April 23, 2019
This video demonstrates the right subclavian artery cut-down technique for implantation of an Impella® 5.0 as a short-term mechanical circulatory support device for the left heart.
Organization and Application of ECLS Therapy—A Nationwide Survey in German Cardiosurgical Departments
April 17, 2019
Assmann and colleagues conducted a survey of extracorporeal life support (ECLS, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) usage in cardiac surgery departments across Germany, given that German scientific guidelines call for the use of ECLS for cardiac and circulatory failure.
April 4, 2019
Carmelo Milano discusses left ventricular assist device destination therapy and the future perspectives of mechanical circulatory support.
March 26, 2019
The investigators published the final analysis of the MOMENTUM 3 trial comparing the fully magnetically levitated centrifugal continuous-flow HeartMate 3 pump to the mechanical-bearing axial continuous-flow HeartMate II pump.