Microcirculatory assessment of patients under VA-ECMO


Kara A. , Akin S., Miranda D. d. R. , Struijs A., Caliskan K., van Thiel R. J. , ...Daha Fazla

CRITICAL CARE, cilt.20, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 20
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1186/s13054-016-1519-7
  • Dergi Adı: CRITICAL CARE

Özet

Background: Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is an effective technique for providing emergency mechanical circulatory support for patients with cardiogenic shock. VA-ECMO enables a rapid restoration of global systemic organ perfusion, but it has not been found to always show a parallel improvement in the microcirculation. We hypothesized in this study that the response of the microcirculation to the initiation of VA-ECMO might identify patients with increased chances of intensive care unit (ICU) survival.