Left ventricular thrombus formation in patients undergoing femoral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Left ventricular thrombus formation in patients undergoing femoral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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Introduction:

"Profoundly impaired left ventricular (LV) function in patients undergoing femoral veno-arterial (VA) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can result in intra-cardiac stasis and thrombus formation. There have been several attempts to improve LV unloading in patients with peripheral VA-ECMO, either by improving contractility or by venting the LV."1


1. Left ventricular thrombus formation in patients undergoing femoral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
Weber C, Deppe AC, Sabashnikov A, Slottosch I, Kuhn E et al.
Perfusion. 2017 Nov 1. [Epub ahead of print]

 

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