Outcome of pediatric patients treated with extracorporeal life support after cardiac surgery.

@article{Kolovos2003OutcomeOP,
  title={Outcome of pediatric patients treated with extracorporeal life support after cardiac surgery.},
  author={Nikoleta S Kolovos and Susan L. Bratton and Frank W. Moler and Edward L. Bove and Richard G. Ohye and Robert H. Bartlett and Thomas J Kulik},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={1435-41; discussion 1441-2}
}
BACKGROUND Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has been used for over two decades in select patients after cardiac surgery. We previously described factors associated with death in this population. We now review our recent experience to reassess factors related to mortality. METHODS All pediatric patients who received ECLS support within 7 days after surgery between July 1995 and June 2001 were examined to describe clinical features associated with survival. We compared the results with our… CONTINUE READING

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