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Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge between transfer and perioperative periods in refractory cardiogenic shock secondary to a large left atrial myxoma
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  • Lijun Tian,
  • Suyan Zhang,
  • Junxian Xu,
  • Xudong Han
Lijun Tian
Nantong University
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Suyan Zhang
Nantong University
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Junxian Xu
Nantong University
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Xudong Han
Nantong University
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Abstract

A 63-year-old man was admitted for acute left heart failure after field operations. He rapidly developed refractory cardiogenic shock due to a large left atrial myxoma which was found by bed-side echocardiography. Veno-arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was performed immediately, and the patient was transferred for further surgery with a good outcome. Therefore, timely echocardiographic evaluation and surgical removal of myxomas is recommended, and ECMO could be used as a bridge between the transfer and perioperative period.