Title

Use of distal perfusion in peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine

Publication Date

3-1-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Surgery

Abstract

Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving technique to manage refractory cardiopulmonary failure. Its usage and indication continue to increase. Femoral venoarterial ECMO (VA ECMO) is relatively less invasive and the cardiac support may be more rapidly instituted in in these extremely tenuous patients. Vascular injuries and limb ischemia unfortunately occur in these emergent access settings. Here we will discuss the optimal techniques of preventing this complication which might affect patient survival and impact the patient quality of life.

Keywords

Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), distal perfusion, leg ischemia

DOI of Published Version

10.21037/atm.2017.03.01

Source

Ann Transl Med. 2017 Mar;5(5):103. doi: 10.21037/atm.2017.03.01. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Annals of translational medicine

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28361068