Heart, Lung and Circulation

VA-ECMO With Pericardiocentesis and Autologous Blood Transfusion - Stabilisation Strategy in Acute Cardiac Free Wall Rupture

Published:August 30, 2022DOI:
      A 68-year old lady present with left ventricular free wall rupture and cardiac arrest post-myocardial infarction. This article illustrates a strategy combining pericardiocentesis with autologous transfusion together with VA-ECMO as a bridge to definitive surgical repair.


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        • Uchida K.
        • Yasuda S.
        • Masuda M.
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