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doi: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000068
Case Reports

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Transport after Traumatic Aortic Valve Injury

Biscotti, Mauer*; Agerstrand, Cara; Abrams, Darryl; Takayama, Hiroo; Sonett, Joshua; Brodie, Daniel; Bacchetta, Matthew

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Abstract

Traumatic injury to the aortic valve is an uncommon clinical entity. Rarer still is the transport of such a patient using extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to a specialized ECMO center for definitive repair. We present a case of traumatic rupture of the aortic valve complicated by severe acute respiratory distress syndrome with interhospital transport using ECMO and subsequent aortic valve replacement.

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