Side-arm grafts for femoral extracorporeal membrane oxygenation cannulation

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Abstract

  • Lower extremity ischemia is an important source of morbidity with femoral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. We describe our experience with the use of a side-arm graft sewn to the femoral artery that facilitates adequate extracorporeal membrane oxygenation flow while preventing lower extremity ischemia. © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
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    Author List

  • Jackson KW; Timpa J; McIlwain RB; O'Meara C; Kirklin JK; Borasino S; Alten JA
  • Volume

  • 94
  • Issue

  • 5