Use of pulmonary arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in conjunction with the total artificial heart.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The temporary total artificial heart (TAH-t) is approved for destination therapy or bridge to transplant and is associated with improved survival rates before and after transplantation [1]. Postoperatively, patients with the TAH-t may experience acute respiratory failure requiring significant respiratory support. Pulmonary arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has the capabilities to provide this support while minimizing the risks of barotrauma or oxygen toxicity [2]. This report presents a novel cannulation technique for ECMO to provide support for patients after the placement of the TAH-t.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Behrens, LG; Goodale, NL; Turek, JW; Bates, MJ

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 87 - 88

PubMed ID

  • 25910839

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4686339

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1477-111X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0267659115584636


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England