Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator in Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Publication date: Available online 1 May 2019Source: Revista Española de Cardiología (English Edition)Author(s): Raquel Luna-López, Iago Sousa-Casasnovas, Jorge García-Carreño, Carolina Devesa-Cordero, Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Manuel Martínez-Sellés
Source: Revista Espanola de Cardiologia - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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Source: Inflammopharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
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