SESSION TITLE: Pulmonary Vascular Disease: VTE
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
PURPOSE: Acute massive pulmonary embolism (PE) is frequently a desperate situation, but rapid diagnosis and aggressive therapy with endovascular or surgical embolectomy supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) may be lifesaving. However, the management is not standardized. This report detailed our current experience with rapid diagnosis of massive PE patients and early ECMO support in severely compromised patients.