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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation resuscitation in adult patients with refractory septic shock

Monday, November 4, 2013

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Source Name: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


C-T Huang, Y-J Tsai, P-R Tsai, W-J Ko

The authors reviewed outcomes of refractory septic shock requiring veno-arterial ECMO for circulatory support in a single institution study 2005-2010. Of the 52 pts, 75% had failure of 3 or more organ systems and 40% experienced cardiac arrest at the time of ECMO implant. Only 15% of patients survived to hospital discharge, and survival was related primarily to patient age.

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