Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) for Life Support in Fulminant Myocarditis

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Darin Aranwutikul, MD
Rojanee Lertbunrian, MD
Adisorn Lumpaopong, MD
Poomiporn Katanyuwong, MD
Sombat Gunyaphan, MD
Jule Numchaisir, MD
Apichai Khongphatthanayothin, MD, M.P.P.


Fulminant myocarditis refers to acute myocarditis with abrupt onset of severe cardiogenic shock and circulatory collapse. Once regarded as a disease with uniformly high mortality, fulminant myocarditis is now a potentially treatable condition, thanks to advances in intensive care and mechanical circulatory support. We report our first pediatric case of fulminant myocarditis rescued by extracorporeal membrane oxygenator (ECMO) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT).


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Aranwutikul D, Lertbunrian R, Lumpaopong A, Katanyuwong P, Gunyaphan S, Numchaisir J, Khongphatthanayothin A. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenator (ECMO) for Life Support in Fulminant Myocarditis. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2013 Sep. 20 [cited 2023 Dec. 7];6(1):51. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/218621
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