Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge: To surgery for infective endocarditis complicated by aorto-atrial fistula and cardiopulmonary collapse

Adam Mac Arthur Noyes, Bhavadharini Ramu, Matthew W. Parker, David Underhill, Jason A. Gluck

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Abstract

The timing of surgery for active infective endocarditis is challenging when patients exhibit mechanical dysfunction and hemodynamic compromise. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation has been described in treating sepsis but not, insofar as we know, in treating the acute mechanical sequelae that arise from infective endocarditis. We report perhaps the first case that shows the usefulness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge to definitive treatment in a 35-year-old man who had infective endocarditis followed by aorto-atrial fistula and cardiopulmonary collapse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-473
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2015

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© 2015 by the Texas Heart ® Institute, Houston.

Keywords

  • Aortic valve insufficiency/etiology/surgery
  • Debridement
  • Endocarditis, bacterial/complications/surgery
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation/trends
  • Heart valve diseases/complications
  • Infective endocarditis
  • Shock, cardiogenic/therapy
  • Shock, septic
  • Substance abuse, intravenous/complications

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