Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation as a bridge between transfer and
perioperative periods in refractory cardiogenic shock secondary to a
large left atrial myxoma
A 63-year-old man was admitted for acute left heart failure after field
operations. He rapidly developed refractory cardiogenic shock due to a
large left atrial myxoma which was found by bed-side echocardiography.
Veno-arteriovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) was
performed immediately, and the patient was transferred for further
surgery with a good outcome. Therefore, timely echocardiographic
evaluation and surgical removal of myxomas is recommended, and ECMO
could be used as a bridge between the transfer and perioperative period.