From Conventional Circuit to MiECC
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The major advantage of MiECC systems’ intrinsic characteristics is that they abet the best applying cardiovascular physiology to intraoperative perfusion, while they ultimately unify all three operative disciplinary techniques into a common strategy. This joined holistic effect of MiECC may be considered as a therapy in cardiovascular diseases. Many believe that using MiECC systems leads to an increase in the costs of cardiac surgery. This video explains in a simplified way how to transform a conventional circuit into minimally invasive extracorporeal circulation. Paradoxically, the video shows that fewer components are used than a conventional system.
- Anastasiadis K, Argiriadou H, Deliopoulos A, Antonitsis P. Minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC): the state-of-the-art in perfusion. J Thorac Dis. 2019;11(Suppl 10):S1507‐S1514.
- Jenni H, Heinisch PP, Eberle B, Gisler F, Kadner A, Carrel T. From minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation type I to type III: the perfusionist's view. J Thorac Dis. 2019;11(Suppl 10):S1515‐S1518.