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