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Enhanced Sternal Healing Through Platelet-Rich Plasma and Biodegradable Gelatin Hydrogel

The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the controlled release of PRP from biodegradable gelatin hydrogel for promoting healing in a rabbit ischemic sternal model.

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New Insights on the Use of del Nido Cardioplegia in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Cold crystalloid cardioplegia associated with mild-to-moderate hypothermia has the advantage to decrease the oxygen consumption, offers some degree of myocardial protection during period of low flow or low perfusion pressure.

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Single Dose or Intermittant Cardioplegia: Factors that Influence Our Choice

A video presentation from the 2018 Sanibel Symposium on the current cardioplegia controversy by Richard Hayes from Quest Medical (33:20 minutes).

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Randomized Controlled Trial of Heparin Versus Bivalirudin Anticoagulation in Acyanotic Children Undergoing Open Heart Surgery

To determine the safety and efficacy of bivalirudin as an anticoagulant for pediatric open heart surgery (OHS) and to determine its appropriate dosage for this purpose.

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Perioperative Comparison Of Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate, Del Nido, St. Thomas And Cold Blood Cardioplegia Protocols In High-Risk CABG Patients

Serdar Gunaydin, MD, PhD provides an update on cardioplegia solutions and techniques at the American Academy Conference (18:40 minutes).

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How Do I Become a Perfusionist?

This article summarizes the length of training required to become a perfusionist in the United States and the types of perfusion education programs available.

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Thoracic Aortic Surgery: State Of The Art Update In 2018

A video presentation from the Sanibel Symposium on new technology by Basel Ramlawi, MD, MMSc, FACS, FACC (48.18 minutes).

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Infection Prevention and Control

Tom Coley, RN, CCP Emeritus provides an update on infection prevention at the American Academy Conference (16:47 minutes).

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The Future of Simulation and Training

Dr. Marc Dickstein provides an update on training and simulation at the American Academy Conference (23:30 minutes).

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Update on Scientific Research

Joseph Sistino, PhD, CCP provides an update on scientific research at the 2018 American Academy Conference (29:27 minutes).

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Cannulae Technology & Cannulation Techniques-History & Current Trends

Bob Leblanc from Medtronic presents on cannulation trends and advances in current technology (36:21 Minutes).

ECMO: When Do You Go Too Far?

ECMO: When Do You Go Too Far?

A video presentation from the Sanibel Symposium by Paul Shuttleworth, CCP, BSN, MBA (28:11 minutes).

Association of Preoperative Plasma Fibrinogen Level with Postoperative Bleeding after On-pump Coronary Bypass Surgery

Association of Preoperative Plasma Fibrinogen Level with Postoperative Bleeding after On-pump Coronary Bypass Surgery

Our primary aim was to investigate the association between the preoperative concentration of plasma fibrinogen and the volume of postoperative bleeding.

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Cannulation Strategies in Adult Veno-arterial and Veno-venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Techniques, Limitations, and Special Considerations

Veno-arterial (VA) ECMO is used in selected patients with various etiologies of cardiogenic shock and entails either central or peripheral cannulation.

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CMS Changes in Reimbursement for ECMO Procedures

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented changes for ECMO procedures in the Medical Severity-Diagnosis Related Group (MS-DRG) on October 1, 2018.

Incidence of Cerebral Microemboli in Single-Dose vs. Multidose Cardioplegia in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Incidence of Cerebral Microemboli in Single-Dose vs. Multidose Cardioplegia in Adult Cardiac Surgery

This study compared the incidence of microemboli during cardiac operations using conventional (multidose) and del Nido (single-dose) cardioplegia delivery.

Clinical Challenge: Effective De-Airing designed to Reduce the Risk of Air Embolism

Clinical Challenge: Effective De-Airing designed to Reduce the Risk of Air Embolism

Clinical Challenge: Effective De-Airing designed to Reduce the Risk of Air Embolism. Video presentation from Sanibel Symposium 2018 (18:10 minutes).

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An Introduction to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal technique of providing prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life.

Supply and Demand in the Perfusion Services Sector

Supply and Demand in the Perfusion Services Sector

Supply and Demand in the Perfusion Services Sector. This topic was presented at the 2018 Sanibel Symposium Conference.

Hydrogen Peroxide Monitoring and Design Upgrade Customer Letter

Hydrogen Peroxide Monitoring and Design Upgrade Customer Letter

The purpose of this letter is to advise you that LivaNova Deutschland GmbH (“LivaNova” or “the Company”) is executing a voluntary medical device correction for the 3T Heater-Cooler Systems (“3T”). This letter describes immediate action to be taken by you.

Cell Washing in Contemporary Times: Should we Continue or Discontinue?

Cell Washing in Contemporary Times: Should we Continue or Discontinue?

Cell Washing in Contemporary Times: Should we Continue or Discontinue? This topics was presented at the 2018 Sanibel Symposium Conference.

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The Influence of Oxygen Delivery During Cardiopulmonary Bypass on the Incidence of Delirium in CABG Patients; A Retrospective Study

INTRODUCTION: Postoperative delirium is the most common neurological complication of cardiac surgery. Hypoxia has been shown to increase the risk of postoperative delirium. The possibility to continuously monitor oxygen delivery (DO2) during cardiopulmonary bypass(CPB) offers an adequate approximation of the oxygen status in a patient. This study investigates the role of oxygen delivery during cardiopulmonary bypass in the…

Mitral Valve Surgery: Current Minimally Invasive and Transcatheter Options

Mitral Valve Surgery: Current Minimally Invasive and Transcatheter Options

In this article, we review current techniques for minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) for mitral valve repair or replacement (MVR/r) and upcoming catheter-based therapies for the mitral valve.

Emergent Cardiac Surgery During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI): A Weighted Meta-Analysis of 9,251 Patients From 46 Studies

Emergent Cardiac Surgery During Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI): A Weighted Meta-Analysis of 9,251 Patients From 46 Studies

Refinement in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technology should not only focus on miniaturisation and improving flexibility of the delivery systems and/or devices -which may have the potential for decreasing aortic dissection, annular rupture, and tamponade- but also incorporate modifications to prevent embolisation/dislocation of the valve.