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January-April 2019| Vol 13| Issue 1

Review Article

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a luxury we cannot afford missing: a narrative review

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was introduced into practice since more than four decades to support patients with advanced yet potentially reversible cardiopulmonary failure. Following sev...

Review Article

Antiplatelet therapy and the anaesthetist

Increasing numbers of patients internationally are taking dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). Both continuing and stopping this treatment may be risky for the patient. It is vital to consider the compet...

Review Article

Superior vena cava syndrome after cardiac surgery

Superior vena cava (SVC) syndrome is a group of symptoms caused by obstruction of the SVC at the junction of the right atrium. This obstruction was found to be caused by either external compression or...

Original Article

Off-pump coronary artery grafting in awake patients with comorbidities using high thoracic epidural anesthesia

Background General anesthesia (GA) can be itself an obstacle to some patients with comorbidities to operate upon a mandatory cardiac surgery. Patients and methods Between January 2013 a...

Letter to the Editor

Sudden onset of coma with anisocoria in a patient with type A aortic dissection: dilemma in management?

Coma or stroke as a part of the clinical presentation of acute aortic dissection is generally considered to be a major contraindication for emergency surgery. Occasionally, clinical symptoms and signs...

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