ECMO as a bridge to non-transplant cardiac surgery

Andreas Wallinder, Vincent Pellegrino, John F. Fraser, David C. McGiffin

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Cardiac surgery performed on patients in cardiogenic shock is associated with a high mortality and morbidity. This review outlines the current role of preoperative veno-arterial extra corporeal membrane oxygenation to allow hemodynamic stability and organ recovery before definitive cardiac surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)514-521
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


  • cardiac surgery
  • extra corporeal membrane oxygenation
  • multi organ failure

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