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Donor Heart Selection: Evidence-Based Guidelines for Providers

Abstract The proposed donor heart selection guidelines provide an evidence-based and expert-consensus recommendations for the selection of donor hearts following brain death. These recommendations were compiled by an international panel..

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Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Guidelines for the Provision and Assessment of Nutritional Support in the Neonatal and Pediatric ECMO Patient

Abstract This guideline discusses nutritional support for neonatal and pediatric patients requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Data for nutrient delivery during ECMO support and its impact on outcomes are..

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Heart Failure Guideline - ACC/AHA/HFSA guideline

Abstract A new joint guideline published today from the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Failure Society of America, increases the focus on preventing heart..

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Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Guidelines for Fluid Overload, Acute Kidney Injury, and Electrolyte Management

Abstract This guideline for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) fluid and electrolyte management for all patient populations is intended for educational use to build the knowledge of physicians and other health..

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STS/SCA/AmSECT/SABM Update to the Clinical Practice Guidelines on Patient Blood Management

Abstract  Owing to the constantly evolving nature of the medical literature, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) clinical practice guidelines periodically undergo evaluation and updating. A multidisciplinary panel of experts..

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ELSO Interim Guidelines for Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Adult Cardiac Patients

Abstract Over the past decade, the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has increased exponentially, from approximately 30–40 patients per year in the United States 20 years ago, to over..

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Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Guideline for Transport and Retrieval of Adult and Pediatric Patients with ECMO Support

Abstract Disclaimer:  This extracorporeal life support organization guideline describes the preparation for and undertaking of transport and retrieval of patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The guideline describes useful and..

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ELSO Guidelines for Adult and Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Circuits

Abstract This guideline describes the ECMO circuit for all patient populations. These guidelines describe safe practice based on extensive experience and are considered consensus guidelines. These guidelines are not intended..

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2021 ELSO Adult and Pediatric Anticoagulation Guidelines

Abstract Anticoagulation is necessary for most pediatric and adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) patients to prevent circuit clotting. Inherently, the most common side effect of anticoagulation is bleeding. Anticoagulation during..

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The ‘Ten Commandments’ of the 2021 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure

Abstract The 10 main messages of the new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic heart failure are:

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2021 ACC/AHA/SCAI Guideline for Coronary Artery Revascularization: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Joint Committee on…

Abstract Aim The guideline for coronary artery revascularization replaces the 2011 coronary artery bypass graft surgery and the 2011 and 2015 percutaneous coronary intervention guidelines, providing a patient-centric approach to..

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Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: an Expert Consensus Statement From the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists— Part…

Abstract The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists Quality, Safety, and Leadership Committee Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) working group was composed of 12 cardiovascular-critical care anesthesiologists from adult ECMO centers in the..

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Intraoperative Management of Adult Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: an Expert Consensus Statement From the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists—Part I,…

Abstract Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used to support patients with refractory cardiopulmonary failure. Given ECMO's increased use in adults and the fact that many ECMO patients are cared for..

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Clinical Guidelines for Adult Heart Transplantation British Columbia

Abstract Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection [1]. Sepsis and septic shock are major healthcare problems, impacting millions of people around the world..

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The assessment of mitral valve disease: a guideline from the British Society of Echocardiography

Abstract Mitral valve disease is common. Mitral regurgitation is the second most frequent indication for valve surgery in Europe and despite the decline of rheumatic fever in Western societies, mitral..

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2021 ESC/EACTS Guidelines for the management of valvular heart disease: Developed by the Task Force for the management of valvular…

Preamble Guidelines summarize and evaluate available evidence with the aim of assisting health professionals in proposing the best management strategies for an individual patient with a given condition. Guidelines and..

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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for COVID-19: Updated 2021 Guidelines from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

Abstract Disclaimer:  This is an updated guideline from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) for the role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for patients with severe cardiopulmonary failure due to..

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Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Guidelines for Follow-up After Neonatal and Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Abstract Neonates and children who have survived critical illness severe enough to require extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are at risk for neurologic insults, neurodevelopmental delays, worsening of underlying medical conditions,..

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Guidelines for heart transplantation

Abstract Based on the changes in the field of heart transplantation and the treatment and prognosis of patients with heart failure, these updated guidelines were composed by a committee under..

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Guidelines for ECMO Transport (ELSO)

Disclaimer These guidelines describe useful and safe practice for extracorporeal life support (ECLS, ECMO) but these are not necessarily consensus recommendations. These guidelines are not intended as a standard of..

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Management of Adult Patients Supported with Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (VV ECMO): Guideline from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO)

Abstract The use of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) among adults is rapidly increasing worldwide. By 2020, the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) Registry had recorded >24,000 cases of..

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Clinical Guidelines for Adult Heart Transplantation British Columbia

Abstract British Columbia’s first heart transplant was performed at Vancouver General Hospital in 1988. One hundred and eleven transplants were performed at that site until 1996. At that time, the..

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EACVI recommendations on cardiovascular imaging for the detection of embolic sources: endorsed by the Canadian Society of Echocardiography

Abstract Cardioaortic embolism to the brain accounts for approximately 15–30% of ischaemic strokes and is often referred to as ‘cardioembolic stroke’. One-quarter of patients have more than one cardiac source..

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Guidelines for Conduct of Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Abstract THE USE of cardiopulmonary bypass has enabled the delivery of complex cardiovascular surgical procedures. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), at its best, involves a highly technical process that is executed carefully..

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Echocardiographic assessment of aortic stenosis: a practical guideline from the British Society of Echocardiography

Abstract The guideline provides a practical step-by-step guide in order to facilitate high-quality echocardiographic studies of patients with aortic stenosis. In addition, it addresses commonly encountered yet challenging clinical scenarios..

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2020 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American…

Preamble Since 1980, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) have translated scientific evidence into clinical practice guidelines with recommendations to improve cardiovascular health. These guidelines,..

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2019 updated consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric pulmonary hypertension: The European Pediatric Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network…

Abstract This is an updated, comprehensive and practical guideline for healthcare providers providing care to children and young adults with pulmonary hypertension (PH) and pulmonary vascular disease (PVD). Methodology included..

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2020 Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS) in Patients Presenting without Persistent ST-Segment Elevation (Management of).Guidelines

Preamble Guidelines summarize and evaluate available evidence with the aim of assisting health professionals in proposing the best management strategies for an individual patient with a given condition. Guidelines and..

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