Aortic valve replacement with or without myocardial revascularization in octogenarians. Can minimally invasive extracorporeal circuits improve the outcome?, El-Essawi A, Breitenbach I, Haupt B, Brouwer R, Morjan M, Harringer W. Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Braunschweig, Germany. Academy of Perfusion, German Heart Centre Berlin, Berlin, Germany, Perfusion, 2019 Apr 34(3):217-224. doi: 10.1177/0267659118811048. Epub 2018 Nov 3.

OBJECTIVE: The positive impact of minimally invasive extracorporeal circuits(MiECC) on patient outcome is expected to be most evident in patients with limited physiologic reserves. Nevertheless, most studies have limited their use to low-risk patients undergoing myocardial revascularization. As such, there is little

Journal of Thoracic Disease (Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation: Not a Technique But a Strategy), Vol 11, Supplement 10 (June 2019)

Preface Why a special issue on minimal invasive extra-corporeal technology (MIECT)?—MIECT should belong to the daily practice Thierry CarrelPDF Pages: S1445 Full Text  Original Article Initial experiences with a centrifugal-pump based minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation system in pediatric congenital cardiac surgery Alexander Kadner, Paul

Minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation preserves platelet function after cardiac surgery: a prospective observational study, Perfusion, 2019 Aug 5, Argiriadou H, Antonitsis P, Gkiouliava A, Papapostolou E, Deliopoulos A, Anastasiadis K, Cardiothoracic Department, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

INTRODUCTION: Cardiac surgery on conventional cardiopulmonary bypass induces a combination of thrombocytopenia and platelet dysfunction which is strongly related to postoperative bleeding. Minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation has been shown to preserve coagulation integrity, though effect on platelet function remains unclear. We aimed

CoMICS trial

COMICS study launched; centre recruitment is ongoing CoMICs study, the large, multicentre randomized controlled trial comparing minimal invasive (MiECC) versus conventional extracorporeal circulation (CECC) started recruiting patients. Up to 30 cardiac surgery centres in Europe, Canada, USA and Saudi Arabia declared their