Outcome of veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients undergoing valvular surgery.

BACKGROUND: We evaluated retrospectively the early and midterm results of using veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) support in patients undergoing valvular surgery. METHODS: A total of 87 patients undergoing valvular surgery received VA-ECMO due to refractory postcardiotomy c...

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Main Authors: Jian-Gang Wang, Jie Han, Yi-Xin Jia, Wen Zeng, Xiao-Tong Hou, Xu Meng
Format: Article
Published: Public Library of Science (PLoS) 2013-01-01
Series:PLoS ONE
Online Access:http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3662767?pdf=render