ASAIO J 2021 Apr 19. Epub 2021 Apr 19.
From the Department of Medicine III (Interdisciplinary Medical Intensive Care), Medical Center-University of Freiburg, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Germany Department of Cardiology and Angiology I, Heart Center, University of Freiburg, Germany Heidelberg Institute of Global Health, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Heart Center Freiburg University, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany Center for Critical Care Nephrology, Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, USA.
Even after the introduction of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), survival after cardiac arrest remains poor. Excess release of vasoactive cytokines may be a reason for cardiovascular instability and death after ECPR. Recently, an extracorporeal cytokine adsorption device (CytoSorb) to reduce elevated levels of circulating cytokines has been introduced. Read More