EDECMO 36 – Crushing the Nihilism of Cardiac Arrest – with Demetris Yannopoulos

In this podcast episode, Zack interviews Demetri Yannopoulos from the University of Minnesota. Demetri has organized Minneapolis into arguably the most impressive ECPR city in the world. He has changed the mindset of out of hospital refractory ventricular fibrillation care from “stay and play”, the philosophy that medics should stay at the scene and provide care until ROSC (return of spontaneous circulation) or until the patient is pronounced dead. In Minneapolis, a patient who who arrests in  Yannopoulos’ catchment area gets three shocks. If the patient does not get ROSC then they are immediately transported to the University of Minnesota using LUCAS mechanical chest compression device. The patient bypasses the emergency department and goes directly to the cath lab. In the cath lab, Demetri, or one of his partners, cannulates and initiates ECMO with an average time of 6 minutes!!! In his first 90 patients he has had a 45% neurologically intact survivorship. Patients are getting to the cath lab on average 60 minutes after their arrest. In this cohort, you would expect a less than 1% survival. We can use Dr. Yannopoulos’ model to expand the use of ECPR in many other systems. The real question is do we have champions like Demetri who will rise to the calling!

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#REANIMATE4 Tickets Go On-Sale March 2, 2017!

REANIMATE, the World’s only Endovascular Resuscitation Conference, is happening again on September 21-22, 2017! Guest Faculty will include STEVEN BERNARD ( 2002 Bernard Hypothermia trials, CHEER, The Alfred).

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EDECMO 35 – REBOA REVISITED!

REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta) is used to gain proximal control over non-compressible hemorrhage below the diaphragm. In this episode, Zack takes a deep dive into REBOA implementation, physiology, and complications with four of the biggest movers in the world of REBOA:

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The Death of Mechanical CPR (mCPR)? Hell No!

Our friends Salim Rezaie and Anand Swaminathan do a bangup job of reviewing a recent article, published in December 2016, that suggested that mCPR could be more harmful than manual chest compressions:

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EDECMO 34 – The Day After REANIMATE – with Dr. Sean Deitch

In this episode, Joe talks with Dr. Sean Deitch, a non-academic Emergency Physician practicing in San Diego, California. Dr. Deitch attended REANIMATE 3 – which just finished 2 weeks ago…and has an amazing story to tell. You’ll have to listen to the episode…

REANIMATE 4 is September 21-22, 2017 and features guest faculty member Stephen Bernard – coming all the way from Melbourne, Australia – and best know from the original therapeutic hypothermia trials and CHEER. R3 was amazing and R4 will be even better!!

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REANIMATE 4 Tickets on Sale NOW!

REANIMATE 4: the World’s premier endovascular resuscitation conference, held in San Diego California, is September 21-22, 2017. Join us for the most engaging immersion into the world of Extracoporeal Life Support, Extracorporeal CPR, REBOA, and hyper-invasive endovascular resuscitation teaching.

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How to Build a REBOA Cannulation Model in 1000 Easy Steps!!!

How to build a REBOA Cannulation model in 1000 easy steps – with Chris Ho, MD

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EDECMO 33a – “Bringing Down the House” by Zack Shinar (from RESUSfest 2016)

In this episode of the EDECMO podcast, Zack describes how to use the concept of ‘TEAM PLAY”, much like the gang from the classic novel “Bringing Down the House” by Ben Mezrich, to optimize outcomes after cardiac arrest….with, or without, ECPR.

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EDECMO 32 – Archimedes Screw: Is Impella the Future of Mechanical Circulatory Support?

In this episode we explore two very different applications of the Impella® device – a percutaneously-placed temporary ventricular assist device (VAD) sold by Abiomed (no financial disclosures). These VADs work by the use of a micro-axillary pump which is typically placed by interventional cardiologists under fluoroscopy. The inlet of the pump is placed in the ventrical while the outlet rests just above the aortic valve.

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2017 Das SMACC

Finally we now know what DasSMACC has in store!

Here are some inside tips that we have received from the SMACC organising committee that will help you prepare for the ticket release which is scheduled for Wednesday 8.00 am 26th October (Sydney Australian EST), or 22.00 London, 17.00 New York on the 25th of October for those on that side of the world.

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