Aortic Dissection is a contraindication for ECMO….or is it? In this episode, Zack Shinar and Garrett Sterling discuss the sticky topic of ECMO for aortic dissection. They discuss a recent case where Joe Bellezzo, Karl Limmer, Craig Larsen, and the entire Sharp team save a Type A aortic dissection with cardiac arrest.
Zack and Garrett traverse the details around ECMO in aortic dissection ranging from VA ECMO in ECPR to VVECMO for pulmonary edema. They go through the literature on the subject and make some conclusions based on this data. The ultimate question – “Is Aortic Dissection a Contraindication for ECMO?”
Joe’s interview of Michael – Great to hear his memory of the event.
Michael’s podcast on his experience – The Heart of the Matter
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