Good long term quality of life after emergency extracorporeal life support for cardiogenic shock and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation

To the Editor,
Source: Resuscitation - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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Publication date: October 2019Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Volume 108, Issue 4Author(s): Nicolas d’Ostrevy, Adama Sawadogo, Jean Porterie, Vedat Eljezi, Etienne Geoffroy, Lucie Cassagnes, Lionel CamilleriLeft ventricular unloading during extracorporeal life support aims to minimize potential side effects of increased left ventricular afterload. A transaortic catheter vent implanted through a subclavian approach was used in 2 patients. Patient 1 was a 48-year-old man with a recent history of ST-elevation myocardial infarction who developed refractory cardiogenic shock due to severe biventricular dysfunction...
Source: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion: Our case emphasizes the importance of using imaging modalities such as transthoracic echocardiography to ensure correct positioning of an Impella device in the left ventricle to avoid complications. PMID: 31528136 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Higher RDW is associated with increased risk of all-cause mortality in critically ill patients with CS. PMID: 31530796 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractOptimal management ofsystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) ‐associated pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) remains unclear. Our observation describes the case of a 31‐year‐old SLE patient presenting with cardiogenic shock revealing severe PAH, in which a therapeutic scheme combining immunosuppressants (pulse cyclophosphamide and corticosteroids) and PAH‐specific drugs (bosentan, tadalafil, and epoprostenol) led to a complete normalization of pulmonary haemodynamics and allowed a progressive weaning of PAH vasodilators. This case report supports the efficacy of immunosuppressants and use of PAH‐specific the...
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) can be a rescue therapy for patients in cardiogenic shock or in refractory cardiac arrest. After cannulation, vasoplegia and cardiac depression are fr...
Source: Critical Care - Category: Intensive Care Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Some patients in cardiogenic shock may transition from IV vasoactive agents to sacubitril/valsartan without going hypotensive, suggests a small case series; PA-pressure guidance was crucial.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - Category: Intensive Care Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news
An elderly male was lethargic at the nursing home and complained of some pelvic pain, but then also chest pain and abdominal pain.  He was hypotensive.  His medications include beta blockers.BP on arrival was 66/31, pulse 80, saturations 90% room air.  The patient was lethargic and shocky.An ECG was recorded:There is severe diffuse ST depression of subendocardial ischemia, with the obligatory reciprocal ST Elevation in aVR.One might also think there are hyperacute T-waves in inferior leads, with reciprocal STD and T inversion in aVL.  A bedside echo showed good LV function, no pericardial effusion,...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 10 September 2019Source: Journal of Cardiology CasesAuthor(s): Shogo Yamaguchi, Akinori Sawamura, Masato Nakaguro, Yoshie Shimoyama, Ryota Morimoto, Hiroo Kato, Yoshihito Arao, Hideo Oishi, Tomoaki Haga, Tasuku Kuwayama, Tsuyoshi Yokoi, Hiroaki Hiraiwa, Toru Kondo, Takahiro Okumura, Toyoaki MuroharaAbstractA 51-year-old male, previously diagnosed with central diabetes insipidus due to lymphocytic hypophysitis, presented with fever and dyspnea for 1 week. On arrival, he exhibited hypotension (85/60 mmHg) and sinus tachycardia (110 bpm). His electrocardiogram revealed mild ST elev...
Source: Journal of Cardiology Cases - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractA 71 ‐year‐old woman was admitted with acute hypoxic and hypercapnic respiratory failure and cardiogenic shock, secondary to acute on chronic biventricular systolic and diastolic congestive heart failure and severe aortic and mitral valve stenosis. She further presented with pulmonary hypertension an d moderate‐to‐severe tricuspid regurgitation requiring high and increasing doses of vasopressors. The patient was percutaneously cannulated for venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA‐ECMO) and stabilized on ECMO, with a urine output of 17.3 L within the following 8 days. Balloo n valvulop...
Source: Journal of Cardiac Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research
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