Pump controlled retrograde trial off from VA-ECMO

Claire Westrope, Christopher Harvey, Simon Robinson, Simone Speggiorin, Gail Faulkner, Giles J. Peek

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We describe our novel technique of Pump Controlled Retrograde Trial Off that relies on the retrograde flow to maintain circuit integrity and allow a longer trial off from venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support without circuit clot formation or significant patient hemodynamic compromise. This technique avoids the insertion of an arteriovenous bridge and the need to clamp the circuit. We present data on five neonatal patients who were trialled off using this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-519
Number of pages3
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering


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