24th Annual MUSC Update on Perfusion Conference

We are pleased to share that this year’s 24th Annual Update on Perfusion Conference is back and on-person! After last year’s virtual conference, we look forward to continuing the tradition of in-person conference networking, collaboration, and camaraderie. This year’s conference will be held from Thursday, October 27th to Saturday, October 29th, 2022. Participants can expect…

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Cannulation Strategies & Circulation Management in Type-A Aortic Dissection

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Different strategies have been used to establish adequate true lumen perfusion with varying success rates, with the most common still being femoral cannulation. More recently axillary and central cannulation strategies have shown satisfactory results by allowing more reliable true lumen flow. Cannulation approach should, therefore, depend on individual patient characteristics, presentation, and true lumen anatomy.

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Balancing the Blood Component Transfusion Ratio for High- and Ultra High–Dose Cell Salvage Cases

When transfusing large volumes of salvaged blood, it is important to balance the ratio between non-red blood cell and red blood cell components. Through a laboratory test–guided approach, coagulopathy was not detected when transfusing blood in ratios of approximately 1:2 for patients receiving 1,000-to-2,000 mL of salvaged blood and 1:1 for patients receiving >2,000 mL of salvaged blood.

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