Early extracorporeal membrane oxygenator-assisted primary percutaneous coronary intervention improved 30-day clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated with profound cardiogenic shock.

@article{Sheu2010EarlyEM,
  title={Early extracorporeal membrane oxygenator-assisted primary percutaneous coronary intervention improved 30-day clinical outcomes in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated with profound cardiogenic shock.},
  author={Jiunn-Jye Sheu and Tzu-hsien Tsai and Fan-Yen Lee and H Fang and Cheuk-Kwan Sun and Steve Leu and C. -W. Yang and S M Chen and C L Hang and Yuan-Kai Hsieh and C. -J. Chen and C. -P. Wu and Hon-Kan Yip},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={1810-7}
}
OBJECTIVES This study tested the hypothesis that early extracorporeal membrane oxygenator offered additional benefits in improving 30-day outcomes in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction complicated with profound cardiogenic shock undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention. METHODS Between May 1993 and July 2002, 920 patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention. Of these patients, 12.5… CONTINUE READING