International Perfusion Association


Category: Reviews

Valve Knot

Efficacy of Automated Fasteners Versus Hand-Tied Knots in Cardiac Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

This systematic review and meta-analysis compares the efficacy of COR-KNOT® automated fasteners to hand-tied knots in cardiac valve surgery. Analyzing data from 1,411 participants across eight observational studies and two randomized controlled trials, the findings indicate that COR-KNOT significantly reduces aortic cross-clamp (AXT) and cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) times, as well as the incidences of valvular regurgitation and need for prolonged ventilatory support, without negatively impacting mortality, atrial fibrillation, left ventricular ejection fraction, or renal failure rates. These results support the use of COR-KNOT devices in cardiac surgery to enhance surgical efficiency and patient outcomes.

Apple VR

Apple Vision Pro Initial Perfusionist Review

The Apple Vision Pro, with its advanced visual and audio capabilities, offers potential applications in the medical field, including enhanced training, therapeutic tools, and surgical assistance. However, its high cost and potential discomfort during extended use are significant considerations that may limit its widespread adoption in healthcare settings.


Review of the LivaNova Essenz™ Heart Lung System

Welcome to our latest video review, where we delve into the cutting-edge technology of the Essenz™ Heart Lung Machine by LivaNova, presented by renowned expert Thomas DiSalvio. In this series, Thomas takes an in-depth look at the Essenz™, a state-of-the-art device designed to revolutionize cardiac surgery procedures.


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