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This is our 8th 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, 2019, and 20201-7 were downloaded 821, 861, 701, 869, 951, 272, and 365 times, respectively.

In this review, we summarized the most interesting and important, from our standpoint, publications from 2021. There may be some slight overlap with the end of 2020 because some papers were published online first, and the year of the publication changed when they became available in print.

For the fifth time, 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 or posting on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheVADJournal.

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