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CardioCel benefits patients with different anatomies for intracardiac application

Speaking to Cardiovascular News at the ECHSA 2019 meeting (European Congenital Heart Surgeons Association; 20–22 June; Sofia, Bulgaria), Guido Michielon (London, UK) says that the CardioCel bioscaffold (Admedus) has a wide application from neonatal age to paediatric age. The main advantage is that it is “acellular” and that the ADAPT technology means it is probably “free from calcification” in the long-term. He also notes that a big advantage is the “pliability, especially during neonatal cardiac repair”.

He talks about how CardioCel provides benefits in intracardiac and Right Ventricular Outflow Tract (RVOT) reconstruction procedures. As such Michielon notes that he “does not have an exclusion criteria for using CardioCel”. Michielon goes on to further outline the various patient types and anatomies where he sees a benefit for Shape technology.

Michielon also explains why in select cases he has used Cardiocel for repair of aorta pulmonary windows as well as reconstruction of the neopulmonary artery in arterial switch operations.

This video is sponsored by Admedus.

Michielon, Guido

Guido Michielon is a consultant paediatric cardiac surgeon at Royal Brompton Hospital, where he treats private and NHS patients.

He studied at Padua University, Italy, graduating with the highest honour (summa cum laude). He completed his clinical training in cardiac surgery in the USA, where he spent five years gaining experience in some of the country’s most renowned cardiac departments. This included Boston Children’s Hospital and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has complete surgical training in adult, congenital, paediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery.

In 2001, he took on the position of attending paediatric cardiac surgeon at Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, Italy, where he specialised in aortic root and paediatric valve repair.

In 2012, he was appointed as a paediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands.

Mr Michielon joined Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals in 2015, where he is a consultant in paediatric cardiac surgery with special interest in neonatal surgery.

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