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ECMO: Last-Resort Life Support Option Helped Majority of Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients Survive, Global Study Shows.

ECMO outcomes study at experienced centers suggests a key role in treating worst-hit patients as the pandemic continues. Credit: Stephanie King It saved lives in past epidemics of lung-damaging viruses. Now, the…

Keystone Perfusion Services, PC Makes Inc. Magazine’s List of 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Second Time.

August 12, 2020 (Press Release) – Keystone Perfusion Services, PC, a Pennsylvania-based, privately owned, healthcare staffing firm serving the entire nation, was recently ranked in the top third of Inc. magazine’s annual…

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Approximation of Scimitar Vein to Atrial Septal Defect During Scimitar Syndrome Repair

By: Maxwell Kilcoyne, Chi Chi Do-Nguyen, Achintya Moulick, Vicki Mahan, Randy Stevens Kilcoyne MF, Do-Nguyen CC, Moulick A, Mahan V, Mesia CI, Stevens RM. Approximation of Scimitar Vein to Atrial Septal Defect…

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Keystone Perfusion Services PC Ranks No. 1090 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies – the Inc. 5000. Northeast Pennsylvania based Keystone Perfusion Services Ranks No. 1090 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of…

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Protecting the Perfusion Field: How to Navigate the ECMO Staffing and Funding Crisis

Introduction to ECMO Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, is a life support technique used to deliver extracorporeal cardiovascular and pulmonary support using hemodynamic care and gas exchanges. Traditionally, perfusionists—highly specialized medical professionals…

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Excellence in Extracorporeal Life Support Awarded to NYC Hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Achieve Platinum Level Excellence in Life Support Award Sep 23, 2016, 7:00 AM NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – September 23, 2016) – The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure and Cardiac ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Pediatric ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital have been […]

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VA hospitals favor mitral valve repair vs. replacement

10-year rates mirror non-VA hospitals although wide variability in MV repair rates among centers noted, according to presentation at 96th AATS Annual Meeting Little is known about mitral valve (MV) surgical outcomes…

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Data helps predict risk of pneumonia after heart surgery

New risk model shows patients may recover pneumonia-free through prehabilitation Pneumonia is the most prevalent infection after heart surgery, leading to longer hospital stays and lower odds of survival. But a new…

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Combined OPCAB and TAVR May Be an Option

A hybrid procedure combining off-pump CABG and transaortic TAVR appears feasible as a treatment approach for select patients with complex coronary disease and severe aortic stenosis, a small case series suggests. Over a 10-month period, operators performed the hybrid procedure in four men, all of whom had uneventful recoveries and remained complication-free through 6 months, […]

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Discovery yields answers for family with thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection

A new finding by clinicians and geneticists may solve a medical mystery that one family has faced for the last 15 years and help identify the cause of a rare aortic disease in other patients as well. Through genetic analysis of a family with a history of thoracic aortic aneurysm and dissection (TAAD), investigators at […]