Left Ventricle Unloading with Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiogenic Shock. Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

During veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO), the increase of left ventricular (LV) afterload can potentially increase the LV stress, exacerbate myocardial ischemia and delay recovery from cardiogenic shock (CS). Several strategies of LV unloading have been proposed. Systematic...

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Main Authors: Mariusz Kowalewski, Pietro Giorgio Malvindi, Kamil Zieliński, Gennaro Martucci, Artur Słomka, Piotr Suwalski, Roberto Lorusso, Paolo Meani, Antonio Arcadipane, Michele Pilato, Giuseppe Maria Raffa
Format: Article
Published: MDPI AG 2020-04-01
Series:Journal of Clinical Medicine
Online Access:https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/9/4/1039