Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Hypothermic Cardiac Deterioration: A Case Series.
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.
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Niehaus, M. T., Pechulis, R. M., Wu, J. K., Frei, S., Hong, J. J., Sandhu, R. S., & Greenberg, M. R. (2016). Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for Hypothermic Cardiac Deterioration: A Case Series. Prehospital & Disaster Medicine, 31(5), 570-571. doi:10.1017/S1049023X16000637
Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty, Department of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty