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Twenty-Four Hour In-Hospital Congenital Cardiac Surgical Coverage Improves Perioperative ECMO Support Outcomes

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Syed M. Peer, John P. Costello, Joshua C. Klein, Alyson M. Engle, David Zurakowski, John T. Berger, Richard A. Jonas, Dilip S. Nath

This single institution study evaluated the effects of 24-hr in hospital congenital cardiac surgery coverage on outcomes for perioperative congenital heart surgery ECMO.  Institution of 24-hr coverage reduced hospital mortality from 68% to 43% as well as rates of cardiac arrhythmias and pneumonia.  24-hr coverage was independently associated with a reduced risk of mortality. 

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