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Pulmonary Vascular Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease II |

Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in Postpartum Management of a Patient With PAH

Humna Abid Memon, MD; Zeenat Safdar, MD
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Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, TX


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


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1220A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1329
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Vascular Disease II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

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

INTRODUCTION: Pregnancy in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) carries a high mortality, especially postpartum.1 Moreover, new therapies such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), used in non-pregnant patients with PAH, have not been validated in their pregnant counterparts. This along with lack of treatment guidelines, makes management of PAH in pregnancy challenging.

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