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Using ECMO as a Bridge to Diagnosis and Treatment

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Filmed at the 2015 STS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, this roundtable discussion focuses on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Glenn Whitman moderates this discussion with Jay Shake, Nevin Katz, Jonathan Haft, and Ashish Shah. The panelists discuss the current uses of ECMO and reflect on its future.

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This content is published with the permission of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.


Another option, albeit expensive alternative for LV venting in the presence of distention, would be Impella placement. This would also give the option for variable ventricular volumes for ejection.

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