One Hundred Ten Days of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Young Woman with Postpartum Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Authors

  • Thomas Strecker Center of Cardiac Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen
  • Frank Münch Center of Cardiac Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen
  • Michael Weyand Center of Cardiac Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20111068

Abstract

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is often the last resort for serious acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) when all non-invasive treatment options have failed to improve the patient's pulmonary condition. We present a successful long-term therapy with ECMO over 110 days in a 28-year-old woman. She developed postpartum cerebral venous thrombosis with severe respiratory insufficiency. Veno-venous ECMO rescued this young patient, allowing for full recovery.

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Published

2012-08-23

How to Cite

Strecker, T., Münch, F., & Weyand, M. (2012). One Hundred Ten Days of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a Young Woman with Postpartum Cerebral Venous Thrombosis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The Heart Surgery Forum, 15(4), 180-E181. https://doi.org/10.1532/HSF98.20111068

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