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Covid 19 and ECMO support after neonatal congenital heart surgery: a case report
  • Murat Çiçek,
  • Mehmet Onalan,
  • Nurgul Yurtseven
Murat Çiçek
Doktor Siyami Ersek Gogus Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Egitim ve Arastirma Hastanesi
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Mehmet Onalan
İstanbul Dr Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Nurgul Yurtseven
İstanbul Dr Siyami Ersek Göğüs Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi
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Abstract

Coronavirus disease (COVID-2019) causes respiratory and systemic disease, has led to a sudden epidemic that affects people of all ages. The presence of cardiovascular comorbidities is associated with a higher risk of death. Therefore, patients with congenital heart disease represent a high risk population. When respiratory failure develops and mechanical ventilation is not sufficient due to Covid 19, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may use as a form of rescue therapy. In this article, we present a newborn who required ECMO support for acute respiratory failure in the early postoperative period due to coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) after the aortic arch repair and ventricular septal defect closure operation. To the best of our knowledge, this patient was the first neonate case of SARS-CoV-2 infection after congenital heart surgery and was the youngest patient to receive ECMO support.