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Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc. 2018 Nov 30;56(4):429-433.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge for heart transplantation by Chagas cardiomyopathy

[Article in Spanish; Abstract available in Spanish from the publisher]

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Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Hospital de Cardiología, Servicio de Anestesiología. Ciudad de México, México

Abstract

in English, Spanish

Background:

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a technique indicated in cases of severe respiratory failure or in situations where pump failure or heart failure is refractory to conventional medical treatment. Our goal was to describe the results of a patient with chronic Chagas dilated cardiomyopathy treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as bridging therapy for heart transplantation.

Case report:

A 62-year old male with a history of Chagas disease and severe ventricular failure who underwent veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as bridging therapy for heart transplantation, with good clinical evolution.

Conclusion:

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a temporary, viable, safe and effective alternative for patients with severe heart failure refractory to treatment who will undergo transplantation.

KEYWORDS:

Chagas Disease; Heart Transplantation; Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

PMID:
30521154

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