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Advances in Extra-corporeal Perfusion Therapies

Edited by Michael S. Firstenberg

William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has evolved into an exciting and valuable tool to assist in the management of patients experiencing cardiogenic shock, severe acute respiratory failure, or often a combination of both. While outcomes remain less than ideal, they continue to improve with team experience, better patient selection, and a growing understanding of the nuances of managing patients who require mechanical circulatory support. Patients requiring ECMO are often extremely sick and have complex problems - initiating therapy before the development of end-organ damage is critical. Without doubt, teamwork, guidelines, and protocols are cornerstone concepts for clinical and program success - all topics that are emphasized in this text. The goals of this text are to further outline topics that help address some of the key challenges providers face when considering and applying extracorporeal support therapies to the evolving spectrum of acutely ill patients.

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Advances in Extra-corporeal Perfusion TherapiesEdited by Michael S. Firstenberg

Published: January 10th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.72562

ISBN: 978-1-78984-914-1

Print ISBN: 978-1-78984-913-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83881-704-6

Copyright year: 2019

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17516 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

3 Web of Science Citations

8 Dimensions Citations


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1. Introductory Chapter: ECMO - Growing Indications, Applications, and Understanding of a Complex Supportive Therapy

By Michael S. Firstenberg and Jennifer M. Hanna


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2. Cardiogenic Shock

By Fevzi Sarper Türker


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3. Long-Term Outcome of High-Risk Percutaneous Coronary Interventions with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support for Patients Without Cardiogenic Shock

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


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4. Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

By Carmen Silvia Valente Barbas, Roberta Fittipaldi Palazo and Gustavo Faissol Janot de Matos


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5. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Use in Asphyxiated Newborns Treated with Hypothermia: Review of the Current Evidence

By Asim Al Balushi, Samara Zavalkoff and Pia Wintermark


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6. Percutaneous Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices: Systems and Clinical Options

By Antonio Loforte, Giuditta Coppola, Carlo Mariani, Gregorio Gliozzi, Francesco Grigioni and Giuseppe Marinelli


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7. Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) for Primary Graft Dysfunction (PGD)

By Luiz Fernando Caneo and Vitor Barzilai


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8. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support for Post- Cardiotomy Cardiogenic Shock

By Takashi Murashita


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9. Use of ECMO in Sepsis and Septic Shock

By Koen De Decker


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10. Education Curriculum on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: The Evolving Role of Simulation Training

By Simon Sin Wai Ching, Pauline Yeung Ng, Wallace Ngai Chun Wai, Peter Lai Chi Keung, Ricky Chan Wai Kit and Andy Mok Yuen Tin


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11. Holder System for External Pumps Positioned Remote from the CPB Console: 23 Years’ Experience

By Umberto Borrelli, Marc Detroux, Remi Nottin, Stephane Nikis and Pierre Nakers


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12. Utility of Modified Ultrafiltration in Congenital Heart Disease Patients Operated with Cardiopulmonary Bypass

By Pedro José Curi-Curi, Juan Calderón-Colmenero, Samuel Ramírez- Marroquín and Jorge Luis Cervantes-Salazar


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13. Flow Optimization, Management, and Prevention of LV Distention during VA-ECMO

By Cristiano Amarelli, Francesco Musumeci, Antonio Loforte, Andrea Montalto, Sveva Di Franco and Jaime Hernandez-Montfort


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14. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Long-Term Support: Recent Advances

By R. Gregory Conway, Douglas Tran, Bartley P. Griffith and Zhongjun J. Wu


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15. Ventricular Assist Devices

By Faruk Özalp and Stephan Schueler


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