Jan 21, 2012

Short-term Mechanical Circulatory Support with a Centrifugal Pump - Results of Peripheral Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator According to Clinical Situation

The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Woo Surng LeeJae Joon Hwang


A peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (p-ECMO) has been developed to support patients who are dying due to a serious cardiopulmonary condition. This analysis was planned to define the clinical situation in which the patient benefits most from a p-ECMO. Between June 2007 and Aug 2009, a total of 41 adult patients used the p-ECMO. There were 23 males and 18 females (mean age 54.4±15.1 years). All patients had very unstable vital signs with hypoxia and complex cardiac problems. We divided the patients into 4 groups. In the first group, a p-ECMO was used as a bridge to cardiac operation. In the second group, patients did not have the opportunity to undergo any cardiac procedures; nevertheless, they were treated with a p-ECMO. In the third group, patients mostly had difficulty in weaning from CPB (cardiopulmonary bypass) after cardiac operation. The fourth group suffered from many complications, such as pneumonia, bleeding, infections, and LV dysfunction with underlying cardiac problems. All cannulations were performed by the Seldinger technique or cutting down the femoral vessel. A long venous cannula of DLP® (Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN) or RMI® (Edwards Lifesciences LLC, Irvine, CA) was used together with a 17~21 Fr ...Continue Reading

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Circulatory System
Body Parts - Cannula
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