Complications of extracorporeal life support systems using heparin-bound surfaces. The risk of intracardiac clot formation.

@article{Muehrcke1995ComplicationsOE,
  title={Complications of extracorporeal life support systems using heparin-bound surfaces. The risk of intracardiac clot formation.},
  author={Derek D Muehrcke and P Mccarthy and Robert W. Stewart and Somasekar Seshagiri and David Ogella and Randal C Foster and Delos M. Cosgrove},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={110 3},
  pages={843-51}
}
Extracorporeal life support with heparin-coated extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuits are being used with increased frequency in patients who have cardiogenic shock. We report our experience in 30 patients with cardiogenic shock, looking specifically at the complications associated with this form of life support. Thirty patients with a mean age of 46.5 +/- 16.6 years received extracorporeal life support for a mean of 62.8 +/- 41.1 hours (range 0.5 to 159 hours). Twenty-three patients had… CONTINUE READING