ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Follow-up strategy with long-term veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support for complicated severe acute respiratory distress related to COVID-19 and recovery of the lungs
Kaan Kırali1, Atakan Erkılınç2, Ahmet Erdal Taşçı3, Mustafa Mert Özgür1, Gonca Gecmen4, Ece Altınay2, Halide Oğuş2, Mustafa Vayvada3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
3Department of Thoracic Surgery, Kartal Koşuyolu High Specialization Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
4Department of Pathology, Kartal Lütfi Kırdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2021.21208
Novel coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has affected all over the world, leading to viral pneumonia-complicating severe acute respiratory distress syndrome and death. Although there is no proven definitive treatment yet, physicians use some assistive methods based on the previous epidemic viral acute respiratory distress syndrome experiences. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is one of them. In this report, we present one of the longest survived extracorporeal membrane oxygenation case (71 days) with COVID-19 infection and the pathology of the infected lung, with our veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation strategy.
Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, COVID-19, COVID-19 pathology. extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, veno-venous
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