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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Advances in Therapy

Edited by Michael S. Firstenberg

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), despite a long and troubled history, is very rapidly evolving into a therapy that can be safely and effectively applied across the world in patients experiencing acute cardiac and/or pulmonary failure. As experiences grow, there is a better understanding of nuances of the importance of teamwork, therapy guidelines and protocols, patient selection, and understanding the functional aspects of pump-circuit technology as it interfaces with human biology. The challenges in managing these very sick and complex patients cannot be understated. The goal of this text is to provide a framework for the development and successful growth of a program. Authors from Centers of Excellence Worldwide have shared their experiences in the full spectrum in dealing with this evolving field.

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Extracorporeal Membrane OxygenationAdvances in TherapyEdited by Michael S. Firstenberg

Published: September 14th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61536

ISBN: 978-953-51-2553-2

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2552-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7299-4

Copyright year: 2016

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55749 Total Chapter Downloads

37 Crossref Citations

21 Web of Science Citations

61 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: Evolution of ECMO from Salvage to Mainstream Supportive and Resuscitative Therapy

By Michael S. Firstenberg


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2. Simulation Training on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

By George Wing Yiu Ng, Eric Hang Kwong So and Lap Yin Ho


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3. ECMO Biocompatibility: Surface Coatings, Anticoagulation, and Coagulation Monitoring

By Timothy M. Maul, M Patricia Massicotte and Peter D. Wearden


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4. ECMO Cannulation Techniques

By Chand Ramaiah and Ashok Babu


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5. Triple Cannulation ECMO

By L. Christian Napp and Johann Bauersachs


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6. Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Refractory Cardiogenic Shock and Cardiac Arrest

By Marie-Eve Brunner, Carlo Banfi and Raphaël Giraud


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7. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support for Complex Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in Patients without Cardiogenic Shock

By Vladimir I. Ganyukov, Roman S. Tarasov and Dmitry L. Shukevich


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8. Cardiac Catheterisation and Intervention on ECMO

By Christopher Duke, Chris J. Harvey, Vikram Kudumula, Elved B. Roberts and Suhair O. Shebani


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9. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation During Lung Transplantation

By Young-Jae Cho


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10. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support as Treatment for Early Graft Failure After Heart Transplantation

By Antonio Loforte, Giacomo Murana, Mariano Cefarelli, Jacopo Alfonsi, Giuliano Jafrancesco, Francesco Grigioni, Lucio Careddu, Emanuela Angeli, Gaetano Gargiulo and Giuseppe Marinelli


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11. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Traumatic Injury: An Overview of Utility and Indications

By Ronson Hughes, James Cipolla, Peter G. Thomas and Stanislaw P. Stawicki


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12. Anesthetic Management of Patients on ECMO

By Mark A. Taylor and Yasdet Maldonado


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13. Management of Mechanical Ventilation During Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

By David Stahl and Victor Davila


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14. Sedation, Analgesia Delirium in the ECMO Patient

By SV Satyapriya, ML Lyaker, AJ Rozycki and Papadimos


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15. Weaning Strategy from Veno-Arterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

By Nadia Aissaoui, Christoph Brehm, Aly El-Banayosy and Alain Combes


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16. Neurologic Issues in Patients Receiving Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support

By Susana M. Bowling, Joao Gomes and Michael S. Firstenberg


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17. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy

By Bijin Thajudeen, Sepehr Daheshpour and Babitha Bijin


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18. Practical and Theoretical Considerations for ECMO System Development

By Nodar Khodeli, Zurab Chkhaidze, Jumber Partsakhashvili, Otar Pilishvili and Dimitri Kordzaia


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