Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as bridge to high-risk cardiac surgery

  • Om Prakash YadavaEmail author
  • Jai Raman
Video Article


Dr. Om Prakash Yadava, CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute, New Delhi, India, and Editor-in-Chief, Indian Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, in conversation with Prof. Jai Raman, Professor, Cardiothoracic Surgery at Austin and St. Vincent’s Hospitals, Melbourne, Australia, and Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, USA, explore an innovative new concept of supporting and resuscitating the heart on Veno Arterial ECMO before high-risk cardiac surgery in a sick patient.


Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation Post MI mitral regurgitation Veno-arterial ECMO Acute MR 


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© Indian Association of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgeons 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Heart InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Cardiothoracic SurgeryAustin and St. Vincent’s HospitalsMelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.Oregon Health and Science UniversityPortlandUSA

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