Controlling intrathoracic hemorrhage on ECMO: help from Factor VIIa and Virchow.


OBJECTIVE Thoracentesis with chest tube placement is often needed to decompress a clinically significant pneumothorax or pleural effusion. The risks of such a procedure may be considered too great to perform on a systemically anticoagulated patient supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). RESULTS An 8-year-old child with respiratory… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0267659112469549