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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 14-17

Veno arterial extra corporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge of pulmonary hypertension management post open heart surgery: A case series and literature review

King Fahad Medical City, King Salman Heart Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Nada Aljassim
King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/2543-1854.369161

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Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) in neonates, infants, and with congenital heart diseases (CHDs) is challenging in diagnosis and management with many risk factors. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) may present intraoperatively with failure of weaning cardiopulmonary bypass with increased mean pulmonary pressure to systemic or supra-systemic where time is limited to manage it. We described six cases with VA-ECMO deployment as a bridge of PH Management to reach optimal conservative therapy that was started immediately. The overall survival was 83%.

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