Prolonged venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation after transplantation restores functional integrity of severely injured lung allografts and prevents the development of pulmonary graft failure in a pig model
Lang, Gyoergy × Aigner, Clemens Winkler, Guenther Shkirdladze, Keso Wisser, Wilfried Dekan, Gerhard Tamura, Masaya Heinze, Georg Van Raemdonck, Dirk Klepetko, Walter #
Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery vol:137 issue:6 pages:1493-1498
Objective: Prolonged venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support during transplantation provides reduction of pulmonary artery flow and allows for protective ventilation. This approach might have the potential to restore function of lungs that would be unsuitable for transplantation.