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Table 2 Patient’s characteristics and support strategy

From: Central extracorporeal life support with left ventricular decompression for the treatment of refractory cardiogenic shock and lung failure

Patient Diagnosis Age Sex Basic support Support duration (d) Bridged to
1 DCM 38 male ECLS with LV vent 4 BiVAD
2 DCM 19 male ECLS with LV vent 10 BiVAD
3 Myocarditis 15 male ECLS with LV vent 6 Recovery
4 Myocarditis 12 male ECLS with LV vent 5 Recovery
5 Acute MI 48 male ECLS with LV vent 5 BiVAD
6 Acute MI 65 male ECLS with LV vent 7 BiVAD
7 Acute MI 34 male ECLS with LV vent 3 BiVAD
8 DCM 37 female ECLS with LV vent 10 Cardiac transplantation
9 Myocarditis 38 male ECLS with LV vent 17 Cardiac transplantation
10 Myocarditis 29 male ECLS with LV vent 17 Cardiac transplantation
11 Myocarditis 20 female ECLS with LV vent 7 BiVAD
12 Myocarditis 24 male ECLS with LV vent 7 Recovery
  1. DCM, Dilative cardiomyopathy; MI, Myocardial infarction; ECLS, Extracorporeal life support; LV, Left ventricular; BiVAD, Biventricular assist device.