An intresting pilot that was stopped due to underrecruitment. Commendable mortality in high-risk coronary artery bypass grafting.
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Mechanical circulatory assistance
Prophylactic Intra-Aortic Balloon Counterpulsation in High Risk Cardiac Surgery: The PINBALL Pilot Multicentre, Registry-Linked, Randomised, Controlled Feasibility Trial
June 13, 2019
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.
Third Annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PEDIMACS) Report: Pre-Implant Characteristics and Outcomes
February 26, 2019
Today, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons published the third annual Pediatric Interagency Registry for Mechanical Circulatory Support (PEDIMACS) report. Between Sep 19, 2012 and Dec 31, 2017, 423 patients (less than 19 years of age) in 30 hospitals were supported with 508 devices.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Intermacs Database Annual Report: Evolving Indications, Outcomes, and Scientific Partnerships
February 7, 2019
In the February issue of The Annals, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons published the first annual report after the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (Intermacs) joined the STS National Database in January 2018. This report summarizes the outcomes in patients (≥19 years of age) undergoing durable MCS implant b
February 5, 2019
In a letter to healthcare providers, the US FDA summarized a recent evaluation of a postapproval study of the Abiomed Impella RP system. In clinical trials, 73% of patients survived 30 days after device explant, hospital discharge, or to definitive intervention. In the postapproval study, just over 17% of patients met this goal.