Use of distal perfusion in peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
Department of Medicine
Cardiovascular Diseases | Surgery
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.
Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), distal perfusion, leg ischemia
DOI of Published Version
Ann Transl Med. 2017 Mar;5(5):103. doi: 10.21037/atm.2017.03.01. Link to article on publisher's site
Annals of translational medicine
Makdisi, George; Makdisi, Tony; and Wang, I-Wen, "Use of distal perfusion in peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation" (2017). Open Access Articles. 3125.