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Title: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for right ventricular failure following pericardiectomy
Authors: Ahmad, H
Porter, R
Yusuff, H
Roman, M
First Published: 25-Jan-2019
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP) for: 1. European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery 2. European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Citation: Eur J Cardiothorac Surg, 2019, ezy491
Abstract: We report the case of a 61-year-old gentleman who underwent pericardiectomy for constrictive pericarditis. Constrictive pericarditis was diagnosed through echocardiogram, computed tomography chest and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. An elective decision was made for commencing venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) immediately postoperatively to prevent significant right ventricular failure (RVF). Postoperatively, the patient remained on ECMO for 4 days in a stable condition, showing no further signs of RVF. Venoarterial ECMO may be of use as an elective adjunct in cases at high risk of RVF following pericardiectomy.
DOI Link: 10.1093/ejcts/ezy491
eISSN: 1873-734X
Embargo on file until: 25-Jan-2020
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Author(s) 2019. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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