Duration of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support and survival in cardiovascular surgery patients
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Objective: "The overall therapeutic goal of venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with postcardiotomy shock is bridging to myocardial recovery. However, in patients with irreversible myocardial damage prolonged ECMO treatment would cause a delay or even withholding of further permanent potentially life-saving therapeutic options. We therefore assessed the prognostic effect of duration of ECMO support on survival in adult patients after cardiovascular surgery."1
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Mizuguchi KA, Huang CC, Shempp I, Wang J, Shekar P, Frendl G.
J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2018 Jun;155(6):2455-2463