ASAIO J 2021 Jul 20. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
From the Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Eastern and Southern Norway, Oslo, Norway Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies Oslo, Oslo, Norway Centre for Clinical Research, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway.
This study evaluated the effects of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in combination with a percutaneous adjunctive left ventricular assist device (LVAD) in a porcine model during 60 minutes of refractory cardiac arrest (CA). Twenty-four anesthetized swine were randomly allocated into three groups given different modes of circulatory assist: group 1: ECMO 72 ml/kg/min and LVAD; group 2: ECMO 36 ml/kg/min and LVAD; and group 3: ECMO 72 ml/kg/min. During CA and extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), mean left ventricular pressure (mLVP) was lower in group 1 (p = 0. Read More