The role of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circulatory support in the 'crash and burn' patient: From implantation to weaning

Ali Ghodsizad, Michael M. Koerner, Christoph Brehm, Aly El-Banayosy

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In advanced cardiogenic shock, early mechanical circulatory support may prevent multiorgan failure and death. In this article, we are describing our experience with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) application. RECENT FINDINGS: Venoarterial ECMO has been used successfully as a therapeutic option for patients with advanced cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest. SUMMARY: In this review, based on the daily routine of the Hershey group using ECMO for therapy of advanced cardiogenic shock, the application of ECMO is described. The aim is to share our hands-on experience during emergent implantation and to contribute to the knowledge within the field of mechanical circulatory support.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-280
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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