Successful management of neonatal myocardial infarction with ECMO and intracoronary r-tPA lysis.

@article{Deutsch2014SuccessfulMO,
  title={Successful management of neonatal myocardial infarction with ECMO and intracoronary r-tPA lysis.},
  author={Marcus-Andr{\'e} Deutsch and Julie Cleuziou and Christian Noebauer and Andreas Eicken and Manfred Vogt and J{\"u}rgen H{\"o}rer and Ruediger Lange and Christian Schreiber},
  journal={Congenital heart disease},
  year={2014},
  volume={9 5},
  pages={E169-74}
}
Acute myocardial infarction (MI) is a life-threatening condition rarely encountered in neonates. The patients usually present with sudden cardiogenic shock. Clinical management in neonates is extremely challenging. If treatment is delayed, the prognosis is dismal. We report on a 4-day-old full-term male newborn presenting with acute MI and cardiogenic shock secondary to proximal thromboembolic occlusion of the left descending coronary artery. Hemodynamic stabilization could only be achieved… CONTINUE READING
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