#10: CTSNet Beat Podcast: Survivors’ Status After ECMO for Covid, Reperfusion Strategies, Adult Heart Surgeries Decrease, and Robotically-Assisted Congenital Cardiac Surgery
This Beat episode, featuring Joel Dunning, MD, focuses on survivors' longitudinal functional status of ECMO after COVID-19, a trial on advanced reperfusion strategies, an analysis on the decrease in all adult surgeries, and results of robotically-assisted congenital cardiac surgery. For more information on this episode's topics, links are provided:
- What Does Survival Look Like After ECMO for COVID-19? Small registry highlights need to analyze survivors' longitudinal functional status
- Advanced reperfusion strategies for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and refractory ventricular fibrillation (ARREST): a phase 2, single centre, open-label, randomised controlled trial
- An analysis of national data revealed a 53% decrease in all adult heart surgeries, including a 40% decline in non-elective heart surgeries and a 65% drop in elective heart surgeries during the pandemic, compared to 2019.
- Early Results of Robotically Assisted Congenital Cardiac Surgery: Analysis of 242 Patients : JANS posting