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Prolonged extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and circulatory support as bridge to lung transplant
Karolinska Institutet.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8987-9909
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2008 (English)In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ISSN 0003-4975, Vol. 86, no 4, 1357-1360 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A 38-year-old man with progressive alveolitis secondary to polymyositis was treated for 52 days with venovenous and venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to bilateral lung transplantation. The patient survived, despite multiple complications, and is now back home with good pulmonary function. He is working part-time nearly 3 years post-transplant. This case shows that long-term extracorporeal lung assist is a viable but demanding alternative for bridging patients to pulmonary transplantation. This case also shows that right ventricular failure necessating conversion to veno-arterial assist does not necessarily predict right ventricular failure post-transplant.

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2008. Vol. 86, no 4, 1357-1360 p.
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Adult, Dermatomyositis/*complications/diagnosis, Disease Progression, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation/*methods, Follow-Up Studies, Heart Failure/etiology/therapy, Hemodynamics/physiology, Humans, Lung Transplantation/methods, Male, Pulmonary Fibrosis/etiology/surgery, Respiratory Insufficiency/etiology/*therapy, Risk Assessment, Time Factors, Treatment Outcome, *Waiting Lists
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Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-58865DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2008.03.053ISI: 000259848000047PubMedID: 18805197ScopusID: 2-s2.0-52049118551ISBN: 1552-6259 (Electronic) 0003-4975 (Linking)OAI: diva2:474814

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