How to transform peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in the simplest mid-term paracorporeal ventricular assist device

Massimo Massetti, Mario Fulvio Luigi Gaudino, Filippo Crea

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Abstract

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) provides excellent support to circulation. However, ECMO capacity to effectively assist the heart, and in particular the left ventricle, is limited. We herein review the modifications of left ventricular dynamics during peripheral ECMO, highlight the importance of left ventricle venting and describe a method for the conversion of a femoro-femoral ECMO into a paracorporeal left ventricular assist device.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-553
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume166
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Humans
  • Shock, Cardiogenic
  • Treatment Outcome

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