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Crit Care. 2015 Oct 2;19:326. doi: 10.1186/s13054-015-1042-2.

Echocardiography for adult patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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1
Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada. ghislaine.doufle@uhn.ca.
2
Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Program, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada. ghislaine.doufle@uhn.ca.
3
Department of Anaesthesia & ICU, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, CB23 3RE, UK.
4
Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS) Program, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada.
5
Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada.
6
Interdepartmental Division of Critical Care Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5G 2N2, Canada.

Abstract

Venoarterial (VA) and venovenous (VV) extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support is increasingly being used in recent years in the adult population. Owing to the underlying disease precipitating severe respiratory or cardiac failure, echocardiography plays an important role in the management of these patients. Nevertheless, there are currently no guidelines on the use of echocardiography in the setting of ECMO support. This review describes the current state of application of echocardiography for patients supported with both VA and VV ECMO.

PMID:
26428448
PMCID:
PMC4591622
DOI:
10.1186/s13054-015-1042-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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