This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).
Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
Short- and intermediate-term survival after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in children with cardiac disease
A retrospective review was performed of outcomes of ECMO used in pediatric patients with cardiac disease. Among 95 patients, hospital survival was 73%. The most favorable indication was failure to wean from bypass. Risk factors for poor outcomes included chromosomal abnormalities, single venticle, multiple ECMO runs, higher ECMO flows, poor lung compliance, and need for plasma exchange. Almost 90% of survivors had normal or slightly impaired neurologic function at 2 years.