Year : 2015  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 215-

Video commentary on "Ecmo for heart failure and post heart transplant"


BalaKrishnan Komarakshi1, KG Suresh Rao2,  
1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Chennai, India
2 Department of Anesthesia, Fortis Hospital, Chennai, India

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Komarakshi B, Suresh Rao K G. Video commentary on "Ecmo for heart failure and post heart transplant".Ann Card Anaesth 2015;18:215-215


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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for treatment of cardiac failure in adult patients

Despite supra optimal drug therapy and non pharmacological optimization of the heart failure patient, when decrease in organ perfusion persists (renal liver & pulmonary), a short term mechanical device (ECMO) OR a long term VAD can be used as a bridge to heart transplant [INLINE:1]VA ECMO is used for patients with a combination of acute cardiac and respiratory failure Can be used for days to weeks and gives good outcome in heart failure patients. The better outcome requires a multidisciplinary approach to prevent complications unique to itself and limit organ injury before and during this support. [INLINE:2]

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