Accidental hypothermia with a core temperature below 28°C is associated with an increased risk of hemodynamic instability. It is difficult to predict which patients will survive with a favorable neurologic outcome; therefore, decision-making regarding extracorporeal support is not straightforward. We report a case of rewarming using veno-venous dual-lumen cannula as an alternative to veno-arterial support with full recovery and normal neurologic examination. In centers where extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is available, rewarming using veno-venous dual-lumen extracorporeal support may be a useful strategy to mitigate the risks associated with veno-arterial extracorporeal support.
- extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biomedical Engineering