J Extra Corpor Technol
Volume 55, Number 3, September 2023
|Page(s)||144 - 146|
|Published online||08 September 2023|
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for post-infarction ventricular septal defect in a low-volume center
Department of Cardiac Surgery, University Medical Centre Maribor, Ljubljanska ulica 5, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
2 Department of Radiology, University Medical Centre Maribor, Ljubljanska ulica 5, 2000 Maribor, Slovenia
3 Center for Advanced Heart Failure, Cardiopulmonary Support and Transplantation Program, Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute - Texas Medical Center, Fannin Street 6400, 77030 Houston, Texas, USA
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 24 April 2023
Managing patients with post-ischaemic ventricular septal defects (VSD) and postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock can be extremely challenging in a low-volume cardiac surgery unit. We present a case of a 68-year-old patient who received veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support due to cardiogenic shock after VSD repair. The patient was successfully weaned off support after 86 h. In the postoperative period, mediastinitis occurred, and negative pressure wound therapy was instituted.
Key words: Ventricular septal defect / Cardiogenic shock / Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation / Mediastinitis / ECMO
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