Three-Dimensional Echocardiography-Derived Right Ventricular Ejection Fraction Correlates with Success of Decannulation and Prognosis in Patients Stabilized by Venoarterial Extracorporeal Life Support.

BACKGROUND Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) has been proved to effectively rescue patients from refractory cardiogenic shock. The role of the right ventricle in VA-ECMO has been emphasized, but quantitative right ventricular (RV) analysis in this population has been lacking. Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) is currently… CONTINUE READING