Initiation and management of adult veno-arterial extracorporeal life support

Ahmet Kilic, Bassam N. Shukrallah, Arman Kilic, Bryan A. Whitson

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Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) for patients suffering from acute cardiopulmonary collapse is the penultimate therapy to provide hemodynamic stability. Although it can be a life sustaining as well as life-saving therapy, there are important factors that contribute to its success. In this review, we will describe the indications, management, pitfalls and limitations of ECLS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number67
JournalAnnals of Translational Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Feb 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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