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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support Therapy

Antonio Loforte

Division of Cardiac Surgery, S. Orsola University Hospital, IRCCS Bologna

Dr. Loforte is a dedicated and pioneering researcher in the surgical treatment of advanced heart failure in terms of LVAD, BVAD, ECLS, and TAH adoption in different clinical scenarios. He is a member of several professional organizations including the prestigious STS, ISHLT, ASAIO, EACTS, RHICS, SICCH, SITO, ELSO, and ESOT among others. His bibliography lists over 150 peer-reviewed original articles, 250 abstracts (communications) for international meetings, 20 book chapters, and 8 manuals.

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Heart Failure Cardiogenic Shock Respiratory Failure Circulatory Failure End-Organ Dysfunction VA-ECMO VV ECMO Central ECMO ECMO Running Weaning off ECMO Adverse Events While on ECMO Survival on ECMO

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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is rapidly evolving from a salvage therapy to a routinely available therapeutic option.

The aim of the book is to discuss how to appropriately use ECMO, to understand the specifics of the different types of support and pump technology, and mostly patient selection and management.
Diagnosis and management of complications while on ECMO therapy and weaning to recovery or advanced therapies will be also discussed.

Chapters focusing on specific patient populations, such as cardiogenic shock, thoracic organ transplantation, trauma, and neonates, Covid-19 syndrome, will provide insight into the particular challenges in dealing with the unusual problems of these very diverse groups.

The goal of this book is to provide, thanks to the thorough contributions by known experts in the field, a framework for successful program development. Hopefully, this text will also inspire others to further advance this delicate field.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: March 10th 2022

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: June 6th 2022

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: August 25th 2022

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

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Expected publication date: October 24th 2022

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Antonio Loforte

Division of Cardiac Surgery, S. Orsola University Hospital, IRCCS Bologna

Dr. Loforte is currently staff surgeon and chair of the Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) program at the Department of Cardiothoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery, S. Orsola Hospital, ALMA Mater Studiorum University of Bologna, IRCCS Bologna, Italy. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery recidency at the University of Bologna, S. Orsola Hospital (Italy), at St. Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein (the Netherlands) and the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (Germany). He additionally joined the Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant and Assist Devices, in Houston, Texas, USA. Dr. Loforte is a member of several professional organizations including the prestigious STS, ISHLT, ASAIO, EACTS, RHICS, SICCH, SITO, ELSO, ESOT among others. His bibliography lists over 150 peer-reviewed original articles, 250 abstracts (communications) for international meetings, 20 book chapters, and 8 manuals. He serves as a reviewer for 25 international journals and is part of the editorial board in 10 of them. He received a ‘European Ph.D. label’ in Organ Transplantation and ten international awards in Europe and USA.

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