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Demonstrating the Significance of Immediate Availability of VV-ECMO as a Life Saving Treatment for Status Asthmaticus

Kyle Long, MD; Marina Dolina, MD
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York Hospital, York, PA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):434A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.447
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Status asthmaticus is a life threatening condition that presents as severe hypercapnic respiratory acidosis. The majority of patients respond to mechanical ventilation and medical management, however severe status asthmaticus can fail traditional management. In these cases, VV-ECMO has shown to reduce mortality. We present several cases of status asthmaticus in which patients were treated with VV-ECMO.

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