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A Focus on Mechanical Circulatory Support

Many thanks to Evgenij Potapov (MCS Council Communications Liaison) for coordinating the MCS content for this issue.

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Focus Articles:

♦  MCS Council Report by Jeff Teuteberg

♦  Formula 1 in Cardiac Surgery by Evgenij Potapov

♦  The World of Mechanical Circulatory Support after the FDA Approval of HeartWare: Is Competition the Answer to All Our Questions? by Matthias Loebe, Erik E Suarez, and Arvind Bhimaraj

♦  MedaMACS Summary by Garrick Stewart

♦  ISHLT MCS Guidelines - Key Recommendations / Perspectives by Salpy Pamboukian

♦  Should LVAD Implantation Be the New Gold Standard for Terminal Heart Disease? by Thomas Krabatsch, Christoph Knosalla, Evgenij Potapov, and Roland Hetzer

Special Interest:

♦  Top Ten Things to See and Do in Montréal

1. Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal
2. Montréal Botanical Garden
3. Old Montréal
4. Saint Joseph's Oratory of Mount Royal
5. Montréal Museum of Fine Arts
6. Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum
7. Place des Arts
8. Cathédrale Marie-Reine-Du-Monde
9. The Chinese Garden
10. McGill University

♦  A Journey to the Other Side: Part 1 by Stewart Howard

♦  First Naïve, Later Delinquent: How Immune Maturation Benefits and Jeopardizes Transplantation by Simon Urschel

♦  The Editor's Curse by Andreas Zuckermann

News & Announcements:

♦  In Memoriam: Donald Esmore by Trevor Williams

♦  IMACS Enrollment Update by James Kirklin


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