Quite refreshing well-written experimental paper leaving promises of artificial organoids.
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Mechanical support and transplantation
In Situ Expansion, Differentiation and Electromechanical Coupling of Human Cardiac Muscle in a 3D Bioprinted, Chambered Organoid
April 2, 2020
February 4, 2020
Robert Sade moderates a debate on the appropriate course of care in the fictional case of a child who cannot be weaned from bypass following mitral valve surgery with Minoo Davarana and Jessica Turnbull.
American Association for Thoracic Surgery/International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Guidelines on Selected Topics in Mechanical Circulatory Support
January 30, 2020
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation provide a consensus guidelines document on ten important aspects in mechanical circulatory support. These include:
December 16, 2019
This video demonstrates how Dr David Morales implants a HeartMate 3™ and the various strategies used to manage the technical challenges of implanting the device in a 10-year-old, 26.7 kg, patient.
December 4, 2019
Succinct commentary on the challenge of vascular access in ECMO circuits on the occasion of a manuscript on a novel design of a multi-access adaptor.
November 25, 2019
This video demonstrates the orthotopic heart transplant in a 17-month-old infant with cardiomyopathy.
Evaluation of the INSPIRE Trial and Its Implications for Lung Transplantation With Normothermic Portable Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion
October 30, 2019
A balanced appraisal of last year's manuscript from the Lancet Group on a relatively novel portable Organ Care System for donor lungs. The analysis of the technical complications, especially organ damage from overenthusiastic revving of the pump, is particularly sobering.
In Global News: Antipsychotics in Elderly Heart Patients, Transplant in 5-Month-Old, and Teamwork in the Operating Room
August 24, 2018
Patient Care and General Interest
August 10, 2018
O’Connor and colleagues hypothesized that higher risk of posttransplant mortality in children receiving heart transplants could be predicted using patient-specific factors not currently accounted for in commonly used risk models.
The Number of Refusals for Donor Organ Quality Does Not Impact Heart Transplant Outcomes in Children
April 25, 2018
Rizwan and colleagues retrospectively reviewed data from the United Network for Organ Sharing database for pediatric donor hearts and transplants from 2000 to 2015.