Left Atrial Decompression by Percutaneous Left Atrial Venting Cannula Insertion during Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support

Patients with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) frequently suffer from pulmonary edema due to left ventricular dysfunction that accompanies left heart dilatation, which is caused by left atrial hypertension. The problem can be resolved by left atrium (LA) decompression. We pe...

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Main Authors: Ha Eun Kim, Jo Won Jung, Yu Rim Shin, Han Ki Park, Young Hwan Park, Hong Ju Shin
Format: Article
Published: Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016-06-01
Series:Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Online Access:http://www.kjtcvs.org/journal/download_pdf.php?doi=10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.3.203