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ECMO Support in a Child with Acute Fulminant Myocarditis.
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PMID:  20938817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
An 11-yr-old boy with acute fulminant myocarditis was treated with routine medical therapy (antibiotics, inotropic and vasosactive agents, etc.) for 5 days, but exacerbated. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) was initiated 39 h after admission to the intensive care unit (ICU). Twenty-four hrs after ECMO, urine volume and blood pressure (BP) improved significantly. After treatment with ECMO for 140 h, the patient's ejection fraction (EF) increased to 45%, BP because normal and urine volume maintained at about 100 ml/h. So, the patient was weaned from the ECMO. The patient was discharged from the hospital on 23rd day post admission, when EF improved to 72% and with normal chest radiograph, echocardiography results and hemodynamics.
Wei Hu; Shujiong Mao; Weihang Hu; Ying Zhu; Changwen Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of pediatrics     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0973-7693     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Pediatr     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417442     Medline TA:  Indian J Pediatr     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  609-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Intensive Care Unit, The First People's Hospital of Hangzhou, Hangzhou, 310006, China.
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