Acute high-risk pulmonary embolism (PE) is characterized by life-threatening hemodynamic instability that may lead to refractory cardiac arrest. Recently, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used to provide primary cardiopulmonary support for select high-risk PE patients or before surgical embolectomy. This article reviews the growing body of literature regarding ECMO support of acute high-risk PE.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Critical Care Clinics|
|State||Published - Jul 2020|
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- Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
- Hemodynamic instability
- Pulmonary embolism (PE)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine