Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation After Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation With Pancytopenia:
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) provides temporary mechanical circulatory support and simultaneous extracorporeal gas exchange for acute cardiorespiratory failure. By providing circulatory support, VA-ECMO gives treatments time to reach optimal efficacy or may be used as a bridge to a more durable mechanical solution for patients with acute cardiopulmonary failure. It is commonly used when a readily reversible etiology of decompensation is identified with very strict inclusion criteria for extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation use. We present a unique case in which VA-ECMO/extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation was used after cardiac arrest with pulseless electrical activity in a patient with recurrent lymphoma of the left thigh with recent autologous stem cell transplant.
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Howick V, J. F., Rezkalla, J. A., Tilbury, T., Mankad, S. V., Bennett, C. E., Herrmann, J., Barsness, G., Ansell, S. M., & Read, M. D. (2023). Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation After Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation With Pancytopenia: JACC Patient Care Pathways. JACC. Case reports, 18, 101913. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccas.2023.101913
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division