Tag: mechanical-support

ECMO for thoracic pathology

P-E Falcoz (Strasbourg, France) describes the different types of ECMO available for thoracic patients and considers future developments.

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Postoperative mechanical circulatory support

S. Westaby (Oxford, UK) gives an overview of the use of temporary mechanical support for post cardiotomy failure.

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Temporary mechanical support for critical cardiogenic shock

R. Venkateswaran (Manchester, UK) discusses temporary mechanical circulatory support as a bridge to transplantation in cardiogenic shock, considering the pathophysiology and the strategies which help decision-making.

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VAD patient management

A Zuckermann (Vienna, Austria) gives an overview of VAD patient management, with particular emphasis on potential complications.

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Bridging to heart transplantation

A Simon (London, UK) discusses the changing pattern of heart transplantation urgency and the likelihood of a patient on a device receiving a transplant.

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VAD therapy as new gold standard

S Schueler (Newcastle, UK) reviews the history of heart transplantation before arguing that LVAD therapy is now the new gold standard.

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Biventricular mechanical support

M Struber (Leipzig, Germany) describes off-pump LVAD insertion before discussing biventricular support.

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Cardiac transplantation as gold standard

J Dunning (Cambridge, UK) argues that cardiac transplantation remains the gold standard for end-stage heart failure treatment in the UK.

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Heartware ventricular assist update

J Begg (Heartware) describes the Heartware HVAD and MVAD devices for mechanical circulatory support.

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UK destination therapy

S Schueler (Newcastle, UK) discusses destination therapy as an option for heart failure in the UK.

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Berlin Heart developments

U Opfermann (Berlin, Germany) describes developments in Berlin Heart technology.

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Thoracic surgery ECMO

P-E Falcoz (Strasburg, France) gives a detailed overview of the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in thoracic surgery. He describes the different cannulation options and looks at future possibilities.

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TOE in Mechanical Assist

J Ender (Leipzig, Germany) discusses the use of transoesophageal echocardiography in the setting of mechanical circulatory support.

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ECMO review

R Firmin (Leicester, UK) presents an overview of paediatric extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. A Combes (Paris, France) gives a tutorial on VA and VV ECMO in adults.

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Acute severe RV dysfunction

D Jenkins (Cambridge, UK) discusses decision-making and management in acute severe right ventricular dysfunction after cardiopulmonary bypass.

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RV dysfunction management

A Combes (Paris, France) describes mechanisms of right ventricular dysfunction and risk scoring for prediction, particularly in the contact of transplantation an LVAD therapy. Treatment options, including ECMO and RVAD implantation, are discussed. J Pepke-Zaba (Cambridge, UK) then discusses the

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Future of VAD therapy

J Treiber (Thoratec) presents a vision for the future of ventricular assist device therapy.

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