Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 422--429

Update on anesthesia management for explantation of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adult patients


Sau Yee Chow1, Nian Chih Hwang2 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore
2 Department of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital; Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia, National Heart Centre, Singapore

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Nian Chih Hwang
Department of Anaesthesiology, Singapore General Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, S169608
Singapore

The utilization of temporary circulatory support in the form of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has increased and its indications are expanding. Anesthesiologists may be involved in the care of these patients during the initiation of and weaning off from ECMO, surgical procedures with an ECMO in situ, and transfer of patients on ECMO between the operating theater and intensive care unit. This article addresses the anesthetic considerations and management for explant of veno-arterial ECMO in adults.


How to cite this article:
Chow SY, Hwang NC. Update on anesthesia management for explantation of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adult patients.Ann Card Anaesth 2019;22:422-429


How to cite this URL:
Chow SY, Hwang NC. Update on anesthesia management for explantation of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in adult patients. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2020 Sep 30 ];22:422-429
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