4th Virtual MiECT Symposium

Virtual 4th MiECT Symposium will be an open web meeting from Minmal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies International Siciety (MiECTiS) aiming to provide a novel forum for current research by way of abstract presentations and state of the art lectures. Both the abstracts and the lectures will be asynchronous with the meeting and available for on-line viewing…

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From Less Invasive to Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation

MiECC use translates to improved end-organ protection and clinical outcome, as evidenced in multiple clinical trials and meta-analyses. MICS performed with MiECC provides the basis for developing a multidisciplinary intraoperative strategy towards a “more physiologic” cardiac surgery by combining small surgical trauma with minimum body’s physiology derangement. Integration of MiECC can advance MICS from non-full sternotomy for selected patients to a “more physiologic” surgery, which represents the real face of modern cardiac surgery in the transcatheter era.

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Minimally Invasive Extracorporeal Circulation Is a Cost-Effective Alternative to Conventional Extracorporeal Circulation for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: Propensity Matched Analysis

Minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation for coronary artery bypass grafting is associated with a reduced requirement for blood transfusion, reduced incidence of acute kidney injury and a significant cost saving. Minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation should be considered as an adjunct for all patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting.

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