Long term extracorporeal membrane oxygenation bridge to lung transplant after COVID-19.

Magnusson JM, Silverborn M, Broome M, Riise GC, Dellgren G

Ann Thorac Surg - (-) - [2021-05-21; online 2021-05-21]

We report a patient with acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 infection and irreversible lung destruction who underwent successful lung transplantation after 138 days of bridging with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. The case exemplifies that lung transplantation might be a possibility after very long-term Coronavirus disease 2019 care, even if the patient is initially unsuitable. Patient consent was acquired before writing the case report.

Category: Health

Type: Journal article

PubMed 34029534

DOI 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.092

Crossref 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2021.04.092

pii: S0003-4975(21)00887-0
pmc: PMC8139362

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