Emergency extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)-supported percutaneous coronary interventions in the fibrillating heart

Mark J. Ricciardi, Mauro Moscucci, Bradley P. Knight, Adam Zivin, Robert H. Bartlett, Eric R. Bates*

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Abstract

We describe two cases of refractory ventricular fibrillation complicating transcatheter interventional procedures. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was used in each to support percutaneous coronary revascularization in the fibrillating heart as a means of facilitating successful restoration of sinus rhythm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)402-405
Number of pages4
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Volume48
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1999

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Cardiopulmonary support
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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