EDECMO 37 – Nate’s Story

Jake is an Emergency Physician from Santa Cruz California whose interest in resuscitation was put to the fullest test when his own son had a cardiac arrest. This is the amazing retelling of that day in November when what Jake learned in an EDECMO workshop was utilized in a dramatic fashion. This is a story of two heros: Jake and his son Nate.

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Haney Mallemat Endorses REANIMATE 4!

At Castlefest/Resusfest 2017 I caught up with Dr. Haney Mallemat and asked him to opine on our upcoming REANIMATE 4 conference on September 21-22, 2017. Haney did not disappoint! Check it out:

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Crash Episode – MicroDissection of Yannopoulos’ ECMO Method

The University of Minnesota Cath Lab Cannulation Method

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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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