Po-Shun Hsu

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OBJECTIVE Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) offers temporary haemodynamic support for those with refractory cardiogenic shock after cardiac surgery. We review our 5-year experience regarding ECMO use on those who cannot be weaned from cardiopulmonary bypass after cardiac surgery. We analyse our cases, predict the prognostic factors of survival and(More)
Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding from the jejunum and ileum is always difficult to diagnose. Unstable patients with massive bleeding are not good candidates either for radiological studies or traditional endoscopic techniques. They usually need urgent operations to stop the bleeding. To identify the lesions, intraoperative enteroscopy is crucial for a(More)
Metastatic cardiac malignancies mainly come from the lung, breast, and the lymphoreticular system by direct invasion or hematogenous or lymphatic spread. Metastasis from colorectal cancer to the heart or pericardium is seldom reported and only sporadic antemortem cases have been reported. We report an unusual case of malignant pericardial effusion caused by(More)
Fistula formation between the bronchi and peritoneal cavity is extremely rare. In previous reports, fistulas have occurred secondary to thoraco-abdominal trauma, subphrenic abscess, suppurative biliary tract obstruction, malignancy and iatrogenically through procedures such as biliary surgery or percutaneous biliary drainage. The direction of fistula(More)
We report a case of acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) with cardiogenic shock and hemodynamic collapse. We performed emergency extracorporeal life support (ECLS) with right femoral venoarterial cannulation by Seldinger procedure. Because of poor systemic perfusion over the upper trunk with low O₂ saturation due to inadequate venous return, a second ECLS was(More)
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is life-threatening without immediate management. The initial clinical presentation is non-specific and impending rupture is easily missed, especially without a CT scan. We present a case of a 56-year-old man with low-back pain and left lower-extremity numbness, which was diagnosed as a herniated intervertebral disc (HIVD)(More)
Although acute pulmonary injury after cardiopulmonary bypass has been detailed in the literature, it was seldom mentioned in the context of following implantation of a ventricular assist device. We report on a 65-year-old male with end-stage ischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent implantation of Levitronix CentriMag (Levitronix, Waltham, MA) for cardiac(More)
INTRODUCTION Explosion injury is very common on the battlefield and is associated with major burn and inhalation injuries and subsequent high mortality and morbidity rates. Here we report six victims who suffered from explosion injuries caused by stun grenade; all were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as salvage therapy. This study(More)
UNLABELLED Cardiac hemangiomas are extremely rare, and account for 5-10% of benign cardiac tumors. Most clinical presentations involve patient dyspnea on exertion and arrhythmia; asymptomatic patients are uncommon. A 45-year-old man had an asymptomatic left ventricular mass that was found incidentally during an echocardiogram. Magnetic resonance images(More)
Hamartoma of mature cardiac myocytes is a form of cardiac tumor that shares some features with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and rhabdomyomas. Here we describe a patient with a ventricular hamartoma complicated with ventricular tachycardia. Resection was not practical because of difficulty in maintaining the ventricular geometry, so heart transplantation was(More)