2021 MiECTiS focused update on the 2016 position paper for the use of minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation in cardiac surgery

Kyriakos Anastasiadis, Polychronis Antonitsis*, John Murkin, Cyril Serrick, Serdar Gunaydin, Aschraf El-Essawi, Mark Bennett, Gabor Erdoes, Andreas Liebold, Prakash Punjabi, Konstantinos C. Theodoropoulos, Bob Kiaii, Alexander Wahba, Filip de Somer, Adrian Bauer, Alexander Kadner, Wim van Boven, Helena Argiriadou, Apostolos Deliopoulos, Robert A. BakerIngo Breitenbach, Can Ince, Pascal Starinieri, Hansjoerg Jenni, Vadim Popov, Narain Moorjani, Marco Moscarelli, Marco Di Eusanio, Alex Cale, Oz Shapira, Christophe Baufreton, Ignazio Condello, Frank Merkle, Marco Stehouwer, Christof Schmid, Marco Ranucci, Gianni Angelini, Thierry Carrel

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The landmark 2016 Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies International Society (MiECTiS) position paper promoted the creation of a common language between cardiac surgeons, anesthesiologists and perfusionists which led to the development of a stable framework that paved the way for the advancement of minimal invasive perfusion and related technologies. The current expert consensus document offers an update in areas for which new evidence has emerged. In the light of published literature, modular minimal invasive extracorporeal circulation (MiECC) has been established as a safe and effective perfusion technique that increases biocompatibility and ultimately ensures perfusion safety in all adult cardiac surgical procedures, including re-operations, aortic arch and emergency surgery. Moreover, it was recognized that incorporation of MiECC strategies advances minimal invasive cardiac surgery (MICS) by combining reduced surgical trauma with minimal physiologic derangements. Minimal Invasive Extracorporeal Technologies International Society considers MiECC as a physiologically-based multidisciplinary strategy for performing cardiac surgery that is associated with significant evidence-based clinical benefit that has accrued over the years. Widespread adoption of this technology is thus strongly advocated to obtain additional healthcare benefit while advancing patient care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1360-1383
Number of pages24
Issue number7
Early online date12 Aug 2022
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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The author(s) declared the following potential conflicts of interest with respect to the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: Kyriakos Anastasiadis: Consulting agreement with Medtronic. Polychronis Antonitsis: Consulting agreement with Medtronic. Aschraf El-Essawi: Consulting agreement with Medtronic, speaker for Terumo and Edwards. Andreas Liebold: Consulting agreement with Edwards Lifesciences, educational grants from Getinge, LivaNova and Abbott. Bob Kiaii: Consulting agreement with Medtronic, Abbott, and Johnson and Johnson. Adrian Bauer: Advisory board of LivaNova, speaker for Köhler Chemie, advertisement and studies for Medtronic. Wim van Boven: Consulting agreement with Medtronic Helena Argiriadou: Consulting agreement with Medtronic. Hansjoerg Jenni: Consulting agreement with Medtronic. Marco Di Eusanio: Consulting agreement with Medtronic, Corcym and Edwards. Christophe Baufreton: Consulting agreement with Medtronic, Liva-Nova, Nordic Pharma and Cytosorbents. Ignazio Condello: Consulting agreement with Eurosets and Livanova. Marco Ranucci: Advisory Board Member for Medtronic and Livanova. All other authors declared no conflict of interest.

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