Salvage peripheral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using cobe revolution centrifugal pump as a bridge to decision for acute refractory cardiogenic shock
Journal of Cardiac Surgery, 06/12/2012
Moraca RJ et al. – The procedures were percutaneous coronary intervention (n = 4), left ventricular assist device (n = 9), heart transplantation (n = 1), and miscellaneous cardiac surgery (n = 3). Overall survival to discharge was 65%. In the recovery and bridge to a procedure group, 78% were discharged from the hospital and survival at three months was 72%. Conclusions: Salvage peripheral cardiopulmonary support is a useful tool to rapidly stabilize acute refractory cardiogenic shock permitting an assessment of neurologic and end–organ viability.