Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in heart surgery post-operative pediatric patients: A retrospective study at Christus Muguerza Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico
Journal – SAGE Open mediine
Publication date – Feb – 2020
Authors – Gerardo Vargas-Camacho, Verónica Contreras-Cepeda, Rene Gómez-Gutierrez, Guillermo Quezada-Valenzuela, Adriana Nieto-Sanjuanero, Jesús Santos-Guzmán and Francisco González-Salazar
Keywords – cardiovascular surgical procedures, congenital heart defects, extracorporeal life support, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, newborns
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Cardiothoracic surgery, Paediatric surgery
World region South America
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on June 1, 2020 at 11:58 am
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation is a life support procedure developed to offer cardiorespiratory support when conventional therapies have failed. The purpose of this study is to describe the findings during the first years using venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in pediatric patients after cardiovascular surgery at Christus Muguerza High Specialty Hospital in Monterrey, Mexico.
This is a retrospective, observational, and descriptive study. The files of congenital heart surgery post-operative pediatric patients, who were treated with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation from January 2013 to December 2015, were reviewed.
A total of 11 patients were reviewed, of which 7 (63.8%) were neonates and 4 (36.7%) were in pediatric age. The most common diagnoses were transposition of great vessels, pulmonary stenosis, and tetralogy of Fallot. Survival rate was 54.5% and average life span was 6.3 days; the main complications were sepsis (36.3%), acute renal failure (36.3%), and severe cerebral hemorrhage (9.1%). The main causes of death were multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (27.3%) and cerebral hemorrhage (18.2%).
The mortality rates found are very similar to those found in a meta-analysis report published in 2013 and the main complication and causes of death are also very similar to the majority of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation reports for these kinds of patients. Although the results are encouraging, early sepsis detection, prevention of cerebral hemorrhage, and renal function monitoring must be improved.
OSI Number – 20476