ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Hemodynamic stability following incidental cardiac perforation on extracorporeal life support
Won Ho Chang
Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Soonchunhyang University Seoul Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2017.13887
A 60-year-old male patient arrived at emergency department due to cardiac arrest. As the patient had acute myocardial infarction and hemopericardium, we performed extracorporeal life support by percutaneous femoral cannulation. His cardiac function was recovered and stabilized hemodynamically. Soon after identifying post-infarction left ventricle rupture, we found that the venous cannula was protruded out right ventricle after pericardiotomy. We repaired the both ventricles and left anterior descending artery was bypassed. The patient was discharged without complication.
Keywords : Complication; extracorporeal life support; myocardial infarction
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