Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue of intractable ventricular fibrillation and bridge to heart transplantation.

@article{Fux2010ExtracorporealMO,
  title={Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a rescue of intractable ventricular fibrillation and bridge to heart transplantation.},
  author={Thomas Fux and Peter K. Svenarud and Karl-Henrik Grinnemo and Anders Alb{\aa}ge and Fredrik Bredin and Jan van der Linden and Inger Hagerman and Anders Gabrielsen and Lars H. Lund},
  journal={European journal of heart failure},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={301-4}
}
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) systems have undergone rapid technological improvements and are now feasible options for medium-term support of severe cardiac or pulmonary failure. Intractable ventricular arrhythmia is a rare but well-established indication for heart transplantation. We report a case of persistent ventricular fibrillation (VF) that was rescued by insertion of peripheral veno-arterial ECMO during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which provided support for 30 h of… CONTINUE READING

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