First successful treatment of COVID-19 induced refractory cardiogenic plus vasoplegic shock by combination of pVAD and ECMO - a case report.
ASAIO J. 2020 Apr 16;:
Authors: Bemtgen X, Krüger K, Supady A, Dürschmied D, Schibilsky D, Bamberg F, Bode C, Wengenmayer T, Staudacher DL
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 is infecting hundreds of thousands of humans around the globe. The coronavirus disease COVID-19 is known to generate mild as well as critical courses. Complications on the intensive care units include acute respiratory distress syndrome, acute cardiac- and kidney injury as well as shock.Here, we present the first case report of a successful treatment of a COVID-19 patient presenting with ARDS plus refractory combined cardiogenic and vasoplegic shock, which could be successfully stabilized after implantation of a percutaneous ventricular assist device (pVAD) plus an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).While such intense treatment might not be feasible in case of a health care disaster as described for the hot spots of the COVID-19 pandemic, it might encourage treatment of younger patients on intensive care units not overcrowded by critically ill patients.
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