March 22, 2024

COVID-19 Pandemic: Four Years Later

It has been 4 years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic on March 11, 2020. And while there are no more travel restrictions nor mask mandates, we are still dealing with its long-term worldwide impact.

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Technowood PTS NEO 人虎心肺回路セット sterile sheet ステリシート
February 21, 2024

Use Case for the Technowood PTS Neo Sterile Sheet

Children with congenital heart disease undergo open heart surgery in order to repair structural heart defects. Compared to adult heart surgery, performing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in children has its own set of challenges. Neonates and infants, in particular, have small body weight and blood volume but the fluid volume needed to prime the CPB extracorporeal circuit is relatively large.  

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January 18, 2024

Fasting May Not Be Needed Before Cardiac Catheterization

Patients scheduled for non-emergency medical procedures are usually required to refrain from eating or drinking before their procedure. This is a common practice to avoid the risk of nausea, vomiting or aspiration from the anesthesia used during medical intervention. A recent study published in the American Journal of Critical Care has shown that fasting may not be necessary for every patient undergoing cardiac catheterization.  

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September 11, 2021

The Role of ECMO in COVID-19

August 20, 2021

COVID-19 and the Heart