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Minimally invasive left-heart decompression during venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: an alternative to a percutaneous approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20139202     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Decompression of the left-heart following initiation of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is at times required. In the setting of a closed chest this can present a challenge. We present a minimally invasive approach to left-heart decompression in an adult-sized patient, where a percutaneous option was not feasible.
Mina Guirgis; Kanwal Kumar; Alan H Menkis; Darren H Freed
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-20     Completed Date:  2010-08-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  672-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 Published by European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.
Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, St. Boniface Research Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Combined Modality Therapy / methods
Decompression, Surgical / methods*
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / methods*
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Failure / etiology,  therapy*
Heart-Assist Devices
Myocarditis / complications*,  diagnosis
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
Stroke Volume / physiology
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive / methods
Treatment Outcome
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left / etiology,  therapy*

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