Venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation with atrial septostomy as a bridge to lung transplantation

Zachary N. Kon, Chetan Pasrija, Aakash Shah, Bartley P. Griffith, Jose P. Garcia

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Abstract

We report the first successful bridge to lung transplantation using venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with an atrial septostomy for both pulmonary and right ventricular support. This strategy may provide an alternative to other forms of ECMO support as a bridge to lung transplantation, and potentially allow for ambulation and rehabilitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1166-1169
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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