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ECLS gone wrong… i.e. When ECMO attacks!!!

Greetings again from ECMOVember 2014!! Here is another lecture I gave at a recent ECMO training course. Today we have a picturesque look at the times when ECMO doesn’t go as planned…. My goal is that in 20 minutes I can show you that with some planning and prevention most of the ECMO-whoas …

eCPR: Correcting the failures ACLS leaves behind!

Welcome to ECMOvember 2014!! Apologies for the late start, but I think you will agree the wait was worth it! Today we have a talk that I gave at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) ECMO conference just one week previous. I will argue that the use of Extracorporeal …

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Jarvik 2000 ILS

A 54 y/o male with a history of an end-stage cardiomyopathy is just brought from the OR after receiving a Jarvik 2000 LVAD as a bridge to transplant.  On your initial assessment you examine the patient and note the vitals on the monitor.  You check the drive-line dressing, the connections, the battery …