Established markers of renal and hepatic failure are not appropriate to predict mortality in the acute stage before extracorporeal life support implantation
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 07/11/2012
Heilmann C et al. – The data indicate that renal and hepatic insufficiency, increased inflammatory state and deranged acid–base balance as determined by pre–operative laboratory data are not associated with poor outcome of ECLS. Further, survival is not related to indications for ECLS. In a number of patients, ECLS allows for successful bridging to other treatment options.