Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Pulmonary Crisis and Primary Graft Dysfunction

Hsao Hsun Hsu, Wen Je Ko, Jin Shing Chen, Cheng Hsin Lin, Shuenn Wen Kuo, Shu Chien Huang, Yung Chie Lee

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This report describes the clinical use of an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system in a 23-year-old woman with severe pulmonary arterial hypertension due to end-stage systemic lupus erythematosus. The system was also used to provide a direct bridge from resuscitation to transplantation after acute onset of pulmonary crisis and maintenance of stable hemodynamics during the bilateral lung transplant, and also to provide optimal oxygenation until the transplanted lung recovered from severe primary graft dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-237
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Transplantation
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery


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