Successful Angiojet® aortic thrombectomy of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-related thrombus in a newborn

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  • Thrombosis and systemic embolization are important complications of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). We present a 2.5 kg neonate born at 37.4 weeks with hypoplastic left heart supported on ECMO that developed an acute, occlusive distal aortic thrombus that was emergently managed by transcatheter Angiojet® (Boston Scientific, Boston, MA) thrombectomy. The procedure successfully restored perfusion to the lower extremities with sustained result upon 1-week follow-up. This case highlights the Angiojet® thrombectomy as a treatment option for limb-or organ-threatening acute thrombus in even the most complex ECMO patients.
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    Pubmed Id

  • 26281807
  • Author List

  • Gutierrez ME; Alten JA; Law MA
  • Start Page

  • 300
  • End Page

  • 303
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 3