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León-Ramírez V, Santiago-López J
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge for heart transplantation by Chagas cardiomyopathy
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2018; 56 (4)

Language: Español
References: 15
Page: 429-433
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Background: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a technique indicated in cases of severe respiratory failure or in situations where pump failure or heart failure is refractory to conventional medical treatment. The results of a patient with chronic Chagas dilated cardiomyopathy treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as bridging therapy for heart transplantation are shown.
Case report: A 62-year-old male with a history of Chagas disease and severe ventricular failure who underwent veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as bridging therapy for heart transplantation, with satisfactory clinical evolution.
Conclusion: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a temporary, viable, safe and effective alternative for patients with severe heart failure refractory to treatment who will undergo transplantation.

Key words: Chagas Disease, Heart Transplantation, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.


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