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This is our 7th annual literature review on mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices.

Our previous reports were well received by the readers. The full text of the reviews for 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 are available online.

In this review, we summarized the most interesting and important, from our standpoint, publications covering MCS from 2020. There may be some slight overlap with the end of 2019 because some papers were published online first, and the year of the publication changed when they became available in print.

For the fourth time this year, we added a section on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), which primarily addresses new developments in veno-arterial ECMO.

Readers who wish to supplement this review, argue with the author’s statements, or express their opinions are encouraged to do so by sending letters to the editor at mguglin@iu.edu.

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