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Ecmo cardiac arrest

Roland Hetzer, Mariano Francisco Del Maria Javier, Eva Maria Delmo Walter
Background: While heart transplantation has gained recognition as the gold standard therapy for advanced heart failure, the scarcity of donor organs has become an important concern. The evolution of surgical alternatives such as ventricular assist devices (VADs), allow for recovery of the myocardium and ensure patient survival until heart transplantation becomes possible. This report elaborates the role of VADs as a bridge to heart transplantation in infants and children (≤18 years old) with end-stage heart failure...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Henry H Cheng, Satish K Rajagopal, Arnold J Sansevere, Erica McDavitt, Daniel Wigmore, Jessica Mecklosky, Kristofer Andren, Kathryn Williams, Amy Danehy, Janet S Soul
BACKGROUND: While therapeutic hypothermia (TH) is an effective neuroprotective therapy for neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, TH has not been demonstrated to improve outcome in other pediatric populations. Patients with acquired or congenital heart disease (CHD) are at high risk of both cardiac arrest and neurodevelopmental impairments, and therapies are needed to improve neurologic outcome. The primary goal of our study was to compare safety/efficacy outcomes in post-arrest CHD patients treated with TH versus controls not treated with TH...
February 21, 2018: Resuscitation
Prashant Rao, Jarrod Mosier, Joshua Malo, Vicky Dotson, Christopher Mogan, Richard Smith, Roy Keller, Marvin Slepian, Zain Khalpey
Cardiogenic shock and cardiac arrest are life-threatening emergencies that result in high mortality rates. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) via peripheral cannulation is an option for patients who do not respond to conventional therapies. Left ventricular (LV) distention is a major limitation with peripheral VA-ECMO and is thought to contribute to poor recovery and the inability to wean off VA-ECMO. We report on a novel technique that combines peripheral VA-ECMO with off-pump insertion of a trans-apical LV venting cannula and a right ventricular decompression cannula...
February 1, 2018: Perfusion
Darryl Abrams, A Reshad Garan, Akram Abdelbary, Matthew Bacchetta, Robert H Bartlett, James Beck, Jan Belohlavek, Yih-Sharng Chen, Eddy Fan, Niall D Ferguson, Jo-Anne Fowles, John Fraser, Michelle Gong, Ibrahim F Hassan, Carol Hodgson, Xiaotong Hou, Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Shingo Ichiba, William A Jakobleff, Roberto Lorusso, Graeme MacLaren, Shay McGuinness, Thomas Mueller, Pauline K Park, Giles Peek, Vin Pellegrino, Susanna Price, Erika B Rosenzweig, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Leonardo Salazar, Matthieu Schmidt, Arthur S Slutsky, Christian Spaulding, Hiroo Takayama, Koji Takeda, Alain Vuylsteke, Alain Combes, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices...
February 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
Seong Ho Moon, Jong Woo Kim, Joung Hun Byun, Sung Hwan Kim, Ki Nyun Kim, Jun Young Choi, In Seok Jang, Chung Eun Lee, Jun Ho Yang, Dong Hun Kang, Hyun Oh Park
RATIONALE: Per the American Heart Association guidelines, extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be considered for in-hospital patients with easily reversible cardiac arrest. However, there are currently no consensus recommendations regarding resuscitation for prolonged cardiac arrest cases. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: We encountered a 48-year-old man who survived a cardiac arrest that lasted approximately 1.5 hours. He visited a local hospital's emergency department complaining of chest pain and dyspnea that had started 3 days earlier...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Tomasz Kłosiewicz, Mateusz Puślecki, Marcin Zieliński, Michał Mandecki, Marcin Ligowski, Sebastian Stefaniak, Marek Dąbrowski, Marek Karczewski, Łukasz Gąsiorowski, Maciej Sip, Agata Dąbrowska, Wojciech Telec, Bartłomiej Perek, Marek Jemielity
The number of people waiting for a kidney or liver transplant is growing systematically. Due to the latest advances in transplantation, persons after irreversible cardiac arrest and confirmation of death have become potential organ donors. It is estimated that they may increase the number of donations by more than 40%. However, without good organization and communication between pre-hospital care providers, emergency departments, intensive care units and transplantation units, it is almost impossible to save the organs of potential donors in good condition...
December 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Thomas E Pearson, Meg A Frizzola, Marc A Priest, Monica F Rochman, Curtis D Froehlich
Takotsubo syndrome is rare in pediatric patients but must be considered in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage with pulmonary edema and cardiomyopathy. A systematic, collaborative approach is needed to facilitate emergent transfer of patients where extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (e-CPR) is used as a lifesaving measure. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in transport requires preplanning, role delineation, resources, and research efforts to be successful. We present an unusual transport case of successful e-CPR/ECMO treatment of Takotsubo syndrome in a 12-year-old boy with an isolated traumatic intracranial injury, cardiomyopathy with pulmonary edema, and multiple cardiac arrests...
January 2018: Air Medical Journal
Kathleen Meert, Russell Telford, Richard Holubkov, Beth S Slomine, James R Christensen, John Berger, George Ofori-Amanfo, Christopher J L Newth, J Michael Dean, Frank W Moler
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical characteristics associated with 12-month survival and neurobehavioural function among children recruited to the Therapeutic Hypothermia after Paediatric Cardiac Arrest In-Hospital trial. METHODS: Children (n = 329) with in-hospital cardiac arrest who received chest compressions for ≥2 min, were comatose, and required mechanical ventilation after return of circulation were included. Neurobehavioural function was assessed using the Vineland Adaptive Behaviour Scales, second edition (VABS-II) at baseline (reflecting pre-arrest status) and 12 months post-arrest...
January 6, 2018: Resuscitation
Kiona Y Allen, Catherine K Allan, Lillian Su, Mary E McBride
This review article will discuss the indications for and outcomes of neonates with congenital heart disease who receive extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support. Most commonly, ECMO is used as a perioperative bridge to recovery or temporary support for those after cardiac arrest or near arrest in patients with congenital or acquired heart disease. What had historically been considered a contraindication to ECMO, is evolving and more of the sickest and most complicated babies are cared for on ECMO...
January 2, 2018: Seminars in Perinatology
Meshe Chonde, Penny Sappington, Robert Kormos, Andrew Althouse, Arthur Boujoukos
OBJECTIVES: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been increasingly used in the treatment of refractory cardiac arrest (extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation [ECPR]) and postarrest cardiogenic shock (PACS). Our primary objective was to determine the 1-year survival of patients who were treated with ECMO for PACS or in ECPR. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of hospitalized patients in a tertiary care facility who underwent treatment with ECMO for ECPR or PACS...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
Asaad G Beshish, Allison Weinberg, Waseem Ostwani, Gabe E Owens
We describe the use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) to transiently stabilize a 3-month-old patient who presented with ventricular tachyarrhythmias leading to spontaneous cardiac arrest. The patient required 4 days of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) where he was diagnosed with probable Brugada syndrome (BS). The patient was discharged home in stable condition after implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement. This case highlights the importance of early transfer to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) center in the setting of unexplained cardiac arrhythmia in a pediatric patient...
December 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
F S van den Brink, A D Magan, P G Noordzij, C Zivelonghi, P Agostoni, F D Eefting, J M Ten Berg, M J Suttorp, B R Rensing, J P van Kuijk, P Klein, E Scholten, J A S van der Heyden
INTRODUCTION: Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) can cause great haemodynamic instability. Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can provide haemodynamic support in patients with STEMI but data on outcome and complications are scarce. METHODS: An in-hospital registry was conducted enrolling all patients receiving VA-ECMO. Patients were analysed for medical history, mortality, neurological outcome, complications and coronary artery disease...
December 19, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
Ya-Ting Li, Li-Fen Yang, Zhuang-Gui Chen, Li Pan, Meng-Qi Duan, Yan Hu, Cheng-Bin Zhou, Yu-Xiong Guo
Fulminant myocarditis (FM) is a life-threatening disease in children. With a rapid, progressive course of deterioration, it causes refractory cardiorespiratory failure even with optimal clinical intervention. We present the case of a 9-year-old girl with FM complicated by cardiogenic shock, malignant arrhythmia, and refractory cardiac arrest. She received effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation, therapeutic hypothermia, and other supportive treatments. However, the patient rapidly worsened into pulseless ventricular tachycardia and refractory cardiac arrest...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
Chetan Pasrija, Anthony Kronfli, Praveen George, Maxwell Raithel, Francesca Boulos, Daniel L Herr, James S Gammie, Si M Pham, Bartley P Griffith, Zachary N Kon
BACKGROUND: The management of massive pulmonary embolism remains challenging, with a considerable mortality rate. Although veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) for massive pulmonary embolism has been reported, its use as salvage therapy has been associated with poor outcomes. We reviewed our experience utilizing an aggressive, protocolized approach of VA-ECMO to triage, optimize, and treat these patients. METHODS: All patients with a massive pulmonary embolism who were placed on VA-ECMO, as an initial intervention determined by protocol, were retrospectively reviewed...
February 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Jason A Bartos, Sebastian Voicu, Timothy R Matsuura, Adamantios Tsangaris, Georgios Sideris, Brett A Oestreich, Stephen A George, Matthew Olson, Kadambari Chandra Shekar, Jennifer N Rees, Kathleen Carlson, Pierre Sebastian, Scott McKnite, Ganesh Raveendran, Tom P Aufderheide, Demetris Yannopoulos
xtracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) of refractory cardiac arrest. We used a 2×2 study design to compare ECMO versus CPR and epinephrine versus placebo in a porcine model of ischemic refractory ventricular fibrillation (VF). Pigs underwent 5 minutes of untreated VF, 10 minutes of CPR, and were randomized to receive epinephrine versus placebo for another 35 minutes. Animals were further randomized to LAD reperfusion at minute 45 with ongoing CPR versus veno-arterial ECMO cannulation at minute 45 of CPR and subsequent LAD reperfusion...
June 2017: JACC. Basic to Translational Science
Takayuki Otani, Hirotaka Sawano, Tomoaki Natsukawa, Reiko Matsuoka, Tetsufumi Nakashima, Motonori Takahagi, Yasuyuki Hayashi
PURPOSE: In out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients resuscitated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO), known as extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), bleeding is a common complication. The purpose of this study was to assess the risk factors for bleeding complications in ECPR patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the data for OHCA patients admitted to our hospital and resuscitated with ECPR between October 2009 and December 2016...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Bennet George, Marc Parazino, Hesham R Omar, George Davis, Maya Guglin, John Gurley, Susan Smyth
INTRODUCTION: While the optimal care of patients with massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is unclear, the general goal of therapy is to rapidly correct the physiologic derangements propagated by obstructive clot. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in this setting is promising, however the paucity of data limits its routine use. Our institution expanded the role of ECMO as an advanced therapy option in the initial management of massive PE. The purpose of this project was to evaluate ECMO-treated patients with massive PE at an academic medical center and report shortterm mortality outcomes...
January 2018: Resuscitation
David L Ain, Mazen Albaghdadi, Jay Giri, Farhad Abtahian, Michael R Jaff, Kenneth Rosenfield, Nathalie Roy, Mauricio Villavicencio-Theoduloz, Thoralf Sundt, Ido Weinberg
Mortality associated with high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) remains high. Extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) allows for acute hemodynamic stabilization and potentially for administration of other disease process altering therapies. We sought to compare two eras: pre-ECMO and post-ECMO in relation to high-risk PE treatment and mortality. A single-center retrospective chart review was conducted of high-risk PE patients. High-risk PE was defined as acute PE and cardiac arrest or shock. A total of 60 patients were identified, 31 in the pre-ECMO era and 29 in the post-ECMO era...
November 1, 2017: Vascular Medicine
Marco D Huesch, Andrew Foy, Christoph Brehm
OBJECTIVE: To examine real-world outcomes of survival, length of stay, and discharge destination, among all adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation admissions in one state over nearly a decade. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of administrative discharge data. SETTING: State-wide administrative discharge data from Pennsylvania between 2007 and 2015. PATIENTS: All 2,948 consecutive patients billed under a Diagnosis-Related Grouper 3 grouper and in whom a procedural code for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was present, admitted between the beginning of 2007 and the end of 2015 to hospitals regulated by the state of Pennsylvania...
January 2018: Critical Care Medicine
Stephanie J Conrad, Brian C Bridges, Yuvraj Kalra, John B Pietsch, Andrew H Smith
Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) has been well described as a rescue therapy in refractory cardiac arrest among patients with congenital heart disease. The purpose of this retrospective analysis of data from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization was to evaluate outcomes of eCPR in patients with structurally normal hearts and to identify risk factors that may contribute to mortality. During the study period, 1,431 patients met inclusion criteria. Median age was 16 years. Overall survival to hospital discharge was 32%...
November 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
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