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

Coronary artery bypass grafting with minimal versus conventional extracorporeal circulation; an economic analysis

Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 15;168(6):5336-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.08.006. Epub 2013 Aug 15. Coronary artery bypass grafting with minimal versus conventional extracorporeal circulation; an economic analysis. Anastasiadis K, Fragoulakis V, Antonitsis P, Maniadakis N. Source Cardiothoracic Department, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA University

Use of minimal extracorporeal circulation improves outcome after heart surgery; a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

Int J Cardiol. 2013 Apr 5;164(2):158-69. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2012.01.020. Epub 2012 Feb 8. Use of minimal extracorporeal circulation improves outcome after heart surgery; a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Anastasiadis K, Antonitsis P, Haidich AB, Argiriadou H, Deliopoulos A, Papakonstantinou

Autotransfusion system or integrated automatic suction device in minimized extracorporeal circulation: influence on coagulation and inflammatory response

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2011 May;39(5):e139-43. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2010.11.082. Epub 2011 Feb 21. Autotransfusion system or integrated automatic suction device in minimized extracorporeal circulation: influence on coagulation and inflammatory response. Jenni H, Rheinberger J, Czerny M, Gygax E, Rieben R, Krähenbühl E, Carrel

Reduced amount of gaseous microemboli in the arterial line of minimized extracorporeal circulation systems compared with conventional extracorporeal circulation

Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2013 Sep 18. [Epub ahead of print] Reduced amount of gaseous microemboli in the arterial line of minimized extracorporeal circulation systems compared with conventional extracorporeal circulation. Bauer A, Schaarschmidt J, Anastasiadis K, Carrel T. Source Department of Cardiovascular Perfusion,