ML Migliaccio

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Editor—Organ donation and transplant rates vary widely across the globe, but there remains an almost universal shortage of deceased donors. Actually, in the Western Hemisphere, the number of potential transplant recipients has increased to almost 140 000 and yet the number of donated organs from all sources is not increasing sufficiently to maintain an(More)
Donor scarcity and the increased need for organ transplantation has prompted the development of an alternative source of donors to the more conventional brain dead donor. While in a Beating-Heart donor, abdominal and intrathoracic organs are perfused, in a non-beating heart donor (NHBD, or DCD), perfusion should be maintained, after confirmation of death,(More)
INTRODUCTION Cerebrovascular complications rate in patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is about 7%. Ischemic stroke may be caused by solid or gaseous microemboli due to thrombosis within the circuit or cannula. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is the only method able to detect microembolic signals (MES) in real time. The objective of(More)
Introduction: Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is an unusual mechanical complication of myocardial infarction (MI) in the era of reperfusion therapy, but the mortality rate of patients who present with cardiogenic shock (CS) remains extremely high. Whereas current American and European guidelines recommend urgent surgical repair regardless of hemodynamic(More)