Mechanical Extracorporeal Cardio-Respiratory Supports in General Thoracic Surgery (Ongoing)

Posted On 2020-04-23 01:40:57



This focused series on “Mechanical Extracorporeal Cardio-Respiratory Supports in General Thoracic Surgery” is edited by Andrea Dell’Amore and Nizar Asadi.

Andrea Dell’Amore, MD, PhD
Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit, Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Science University Hospital, Padua, Italy.

Dr. Dell’Amore graduated from Bologna University School of Medicine in the 2001. Over the year, he obtained his specialization first in Cardiac Surgery (University of Bologna) and then in Thoracic Surgery (University of Chieti). Since 2018 is a Consultant Thoracic Surgeon at the Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation Unit at the Department of Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular Science University Hospital of Padua, Italy. He is particularly experienced in mechanical cardio-respiratory support and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation devices (ECMO). He is actively involved in the lung and heart and lung transplantation program of the University of Padua. He is an active member of several scientific societies as SICT, ELSO, EACTS, etc. His clinical and research activities are focused on minimally invasive thoracic surgery, lung transplantation, tracheal surgery and thoracic oncology.

Nizar Asadi
Division of Thoracic Surgery, The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield Hospital, London, UK

Dr. Asadi was qualified in medicine at the University of Bologna in Italy in 2006 and completed his training in thoracic surgery in Italy and the UK. He worked in the most important trusts in the country including Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust and Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 2017, he was appointed as a thoracic surgeon consultant at The Royal Brompton and Harefield Foundation Trust. Dr. Asadi is involved in and leading several projects in the digitalization of the NHS. He led several research projects in adult and paediatric thoracic surgery and did present and lectured in national and international conferences in Europe and in the Middle East. He is also an active member in several scientific societies including the European Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery in Britain and Ireland.

Focused series outline:

  1. Introduction to the focused series
  2. Cardiopulmonary bypass and cancer dissemination and progression: myth or reality?
  3. Anesthesiological management of major thoracic surgery with intraoperative ECMO support in adults
  4. Cannulation strategies for intraoperative mechanical cardio-respiratory support in General Thoracic Surgery 
  5. Mechanical cardio-respiratory support for advanced airway surgery
  6. Carinal resection and reconstruction with ECMO support
  7. Surgical treatment of locally advanced mediastinal tumors with mechanical extracorporeal support
  8. Surgical treatment of locally advanced T4 non small cell lung cancer with mechanical circulatory support
  9. Additional pulmonary resection after pneumonectomy under ECMO or ECCO2 support
  10. Pulmonary thrombo-endarterectomy for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary artery hypertension
  11. Surgical treatment of massive acute pulmonary embolism
  12. Complex surgical treatment of congenital tracheal stenosis with cardio-circulatory support in pediatric patients
  13. Extracorporeal lung support in major trauma patients with severe chest injury and acute lung failure
  14. Non-Elective Thoracic Surgery in patients supported by VV or VA ECMO
  15. The rule of ECMO support for postoperative complications in general thoracic surgery
  16. Indications, timing and coagulation management for tracheostomy during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support