Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Acute Fulminant Myocarditis in Adult Patients: A 5-Year Multi-Institutional Experience

Massimo Massetti, Roberto Lorusso, Paolo Centofanti, Sandro Gelsomino, Fabio Barili, Michele Di Mauro, Parise Orlando, Luca Botta, Filippo Milazzo, Guglielmo Actis Dato, Riccardo Casabona, Giovanni Casali, Francesco Musumeci, Michele De Bonis, Alberto Zangrillo, Ottavio Alfieri, Carlo Pellegrini, Sandro Mazzola, Giuseppe Coletti, Enrico VizzardiRoberto Bianco, Gino Gerosa, Emanuele Pilato, Davide Pacini, Roberto Di Bartolomeo, Giuseppe Marinelli, Sandro Sponga, Ugolino Livi, Rinaldi Mauro, Giovanni Mariscalco, Cesare Beghi, Antonio Miceli, Mattia Glauber, Federico Pappalardo, Claudio Francesco Russo

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

75 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Acute fulminant myocarditis (AFM) may represent a life-threatening event, characterized by rapidly progressive cardiac compromise that ultimately leads to refractory cardiogenic shock or cardiac arrest. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides effective cardiocirculatory support in this circumstance, but few clinical series are available about early and long-term results. Data from a multicenter study group are reported which analyzed subjects affected by AFM and treated with VA-ECMO during a 5-year period.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalTHE ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Acute Fulminant Myocarditis
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Acute Fulminant Myocarditis in Adult Patients: A 5-Year Multi-Institutional Experience'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this