In-hospital refractory cardiac arrest treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a tertiary single center experience.

@article{Lazzeri2013InhospitalRC,
  title={In-hospital refractory cardiac arrest treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: a tertiary single center experience.},
  author={Chiara Lazzeri and Andrea Sori and Pasquale Bernardo and Claudio Picariello and Gian Franco Gensini and Serafina Valente},
  journal={Acute cardiac care},
  year={2013},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={47-51}
}
We retrospectively assessed the experience of our tertiary care center on the use of venous-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) in 16 adult patients with refractory cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest was due to acute coronary syndrome in 10 patients (62.5%), Takotsubo Syndrome in 1 patient (6.25%), dilated cardiomyopathy in 4 (25%) patients and massive pulmonary embolism in 1 patient (6.25%). The device was implanted in the catheterization laboratory in 14 patients (87.5%), in… CONTINUE READING