Percutaneous coronary intervention under temporary peripheral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Eur Heart J Acute Cardiovasc Care. 2020 Dec;9(8):NP3-NP5. doi: 10.1177/2048872616652268. Epub 2016 Jun 8.


We describe the case of a 68-year old female presenting with subacute ST-elevation myocardial infarction and severe depressed left ventricular ejection fraction (15%) in the presence of severe three-vessel coronary artery disease. The patient was haemodynamically stable. After heart team discussion, a percutaneous coronary intervention was performed under peripheral veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation without complications.

Keywords: Percutaneous veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; acute coronary syndrome; multivessel coronary artery disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / methods*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Percutaneous Coronary Intervention / methods*
  • ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
  • ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology
  • ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction / surgery*
  • Stroke Volume
  • Ventricular Function, Left / physiology*