Conceptual Paper
Volume 11 Issue 1 - 2022
ECMO how Bridge to the Transplantation Pulmonary Pushing the Limits
Graciela Svetliza*
Italian Hospital of The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
*Corresponding Author: Graciela Svetliza, Italian Hospital of The Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Received: July 12, 2021; Published: December 31, 2021




Lung transplantation is already an established treatment for patients with some terminal chronic diseases. Since the first transplant in 1983 by Cooper, more than 30,000 have been done in the world [1]. The number of candidates is much greater than the number of organs available, which makes waiting list times long with consequent deterioration and high risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality [2]. Contributing to this high mortality is the lack of effective and safe means to support these patients waiting for transplantation, once they develop acute respiratory failure with hypoxemia and refractory hypercapnia [3].

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Citation: Graciela Svetliza. “ECMO how Bridge to the Transplantation Pulmonary Pushing the Limits”. EC Pulmonology and Respiratory Medicine 11.1 (2022): 67-69.

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