Quantification of recirculation as an adjuvant to transthoracic echocardiography for optimization of dual-lumen extracorporeal life supportReportar como inadecuado




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Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 38, Issue 5, pp 906–909

First Online: 29 March 2012Received: 03 November 2011Accepted: 17 February 2012

Abstract

PurposeProper cannula positioning in single site veno-venous extracorporeal life support vv-ELS is cumbersome and necessitates image guidance to obtain a safe and stable position within the heart and the caval veins. Importantly, image-guided cannula positioning alone is not sufficient, as possible recirculation cannot be quantified.

Methods and resultsWe present an ultrasound dilution technique allowing quantification of recirculation for optimizing vv-ELS.

ConclusionWe suggest quantification of recirculation in addition to image guidance to provide optimal vv-ELS.

KeywordsVeno-venous extracorporeal life support Recirculation Echocardiography Dual-lumen cannula Ultrasound dilution  Download fulltext PDF



Autor: Erik P. J. Körver - Yuri M. Ganushchak - Antoine P. Simons - Dirk W. Donker - Jos G. Maessen - Patrick W. Weerwind

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