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Stent Placement in a Neonate with Sano Modification of the Norwood using Semi-Elective Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Mustafa Gulgun, Michael Slack
Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia 2016, 107 (6): 600-604
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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a well-established tool of cardiopulmonary circulatory support for cardiopulmonary failure in children and adults. It has been used as a supportive strategy during interventional procedures in neonates with congenital heart disease. Herein, we describe a neonate with hypoplastic left heart syndrome who underwent stenting of the Sano shunt and left pulmonary artery after Norwood Sano operation using intra-procedural ECMO support. The use of ECMO as a bridge to recovery might be a feasible and reasonably safe adjunctive approach in the treatment of complications in selective case of neonates having undergone the Norwood Sano procedure.

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