Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85--86

Usefulness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using double roller pumps in a low body weight newborn: A novel strategy for mechanical circulatory support in an infant


Keisuke Nakanishi, Tomoko Kato, Shiori Kawasaki, Atsushi Amano 
 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Juntendo University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Keisuke Nakanishi
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Juntendo University, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421
Japan

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with a centrifugal pump requires a certain flow rate; therefore, its application for low body weight infants is frequently accompanied by oxygenator membrane malfunction and/or inadequate perfusion. To prevent low-flow associated complications, we report a case in which a novel system of dual roller pumps was used. A baby girl with a body mass index 0.25 m 2 , who experienced difficulty weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass after a Norwood-like operation, required an ECMO. Concerns for the tube lifespan reduction due to roller pump friction led to the use of a double roller pump circulation. The termination of ECMO during tube exchange is not needed, because circulation is maintained by another roller pump. The novel strategy of ECMO with double roller pumps will allow low perfusion rate to provide adequate circulatory support for low body weight patients.


How to cite this article:
Nakanishi K, Kato T, Kawasaki S, Amano A. Usefulness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using double roller pumps in a low body weight newborn: A novel strategy for mechanical circulatory support in an infant.Ann Pediatr Card 2016;9:85-86


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Nakanishi K, Kato T, Kawasaki S, Amano A. Usefulness of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation using double roller pumps in a low body weight newborn: A novel strategy for mechanical circulatory support in an infant. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2016 [cited 2021 May 15 ];9:85-86
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