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Mechanical support and transplantation

October 10, 2021
Scholarly endeavour to digest, in a relatively short and dense manuscript, the State-of-the-Art in assessing the function of the Forgotten Chamber. The notion of surgjcal pericardiotomy as a confounder of decision making is most interesting
May 25, 2021
An authoritative, scholarly but very readable review of the evolution of mechanical circulatory support of the left ventricle from the non-surgical standpoint.
April 2, 2020
Quite refreshing well-written  experimental paper leaving promises of artificial organoids. 
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.
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.
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.

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