Extracorporeal life support for cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest due to acute coronary syndrome.

@article{Sakamoto2012ExtracorporealLS,
  title={Extracorporeal life support for cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest due to acute coronary syndrome.},
  author={Shingo X. Sakamoto and Norimasa Taniguchi and Shunsuke Nakajima and Akihiko Takahashi},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
BACKGROUND Few data are available on the clinical outcome of patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) complicated by refractory cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest who receive percutaneous extracorporeal life support (ECLS). We investigated the in-hospital outcome and predictors of mortality in these patients. METHODS The investigation was a single-center, retrospective cohort study of 98 ACS patients who received ECLS to reverse hemodynamic collapse refractory to conventional treatment… CONTINUE READING

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