Title

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Hypothermic Cardiac Deterioration: A Case Series.

Publication/Presentation Date

8-5-2016

Abstract

Accidental hypothermia can lead to untoward cardiac manifestations and arrest. This report presents a case series of severe accidental hypothermia with cardiac complications in three emergency patients who were treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and survived after re-warming. The aim of this discussion was to encourage more clinicians to consider ECMO as a re-warming therapy for severe hypothermia with circulatory collapse and to prompt discussion about decreasing the barriers to its use. Niehaus MT , Pechulis RM , Wu JK , Frei S , Hong JJ , Sandhu RS , Greenberg MR . Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for hypothermic cardiac deterioration: a case series. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016;31(5):570-571.

Volume

31

Issue

2

First Page

570

Last Page

571

ISSN

1945-1938

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine

PubMedID

27492653

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article