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Mechanical circulatory assistance

May 7, 2015
A panel of five experts discuss the use of ECMO in a roundtable discussion, which was filmed at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California.
April 19, 2015
The Mayo Clinic reviewed its series using VA ECMO for postcardiotomy support in patients older than the age of 70 years.  Not surprisingly, only a quarter of patients were able to be discharged alive.
April 19, 2015
The authors retrospectively analyzed the causes of death and their temporal relationship to surgery for close to 500 patients undergoing LVAD implantation at their institutions.
April 14, 2015
Filmed at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, Michael Bolanos and Mark Slaughter discuss topics in mechanical circulatory support and heart transplantation.
April 9, 2015
This concensus statement reviews the unique physiology, insertion techniques, and clinical indications for use of percutaneous mechanical circulatory support devices.  As the options for management of different etiologies of heart failure in adult and pediatric populations expand, understanding the advantages of specific devices is vital. 
March 26, 2015
In this video, an expert panel discusses the use of ECMO in the treatment of adult pulmonary failure. Marcus Williams presents the case history of a 42-year-old patient who was placed on ECMO after an acute lung injury.
March 2, 2015
The authors retrospectively analyze outcomes for patients placed on ECMO for cardiogenic shock, and separately analyze the patients depending on whether the ECMO support was for isolated acute cardiogenic shock or for acute-upon-chronic cardiogenic shock.
February 24, 2015
Resently confronted with the problem of plasma leakage out of the gas exhaust port of the oxygenator, necessesatatting changing of the oxygenator several times in 48 hours. We noted that the the plasma in the discarded oxygenator that had seperated was milky white in color and we checked for hyperlipidemia which was affirmed.
February 6, 2015
The Columbia University group performed this retrospective review of femoral VA ECMO at their institution from 2007-2013, and analyzed short-term outcomes based on the size of the arterial cannula.
February 5, 2015
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (EMCO) offers a therapeutic option for moribund patients of all ages with acute pumonary or cardiac failure.  The authors present a retrospective analysis of the largest single institution experience with ECMO support, and present their perspective on the evolving use of ECMO supported by four decades of clinical r