Open Access Case Report

Use of VA-ECMO in Mechanical Mitral Valve thrombosis

Qian Du1, Jun Jin1, Si-hao Zheng1, Xu Li1, Lin Huang1, Chak-Kwan Tong1,2*

1Adult Intensive Care Unit, University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China

2Department of Medicine, LKS University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China SAR

Corresponding Author

Received Date: April 11, 2022;  Published Date:April 29, 2022


Use and choice of anticoagulation for patients with mechanical mitral valve are important parts of valvular heart disease care. Thromboembolism occurs if anticoagulant is not used correctly, which can result in life threatening condition. Peripheral VA-ECMO support is a life sustaining hemodynamic support, which allows bridging to definite treatment in such a life-threatening condition.

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