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Table 5 Frequency of complications after use of CPB or ECMO during lung transplantation

From: Central, peripheral ECMO or CPB? Comparsion between circulatory support methods used during lung transplantation

Complication Off pump
n = 37
CPB
n = 8
Central ECMO
n = 18
Peripheral ECMO n = 14 p value
AKI n (%) 5 (14%) 2 (25%) 8 (44%) 7 (50%) 0.005
Bleeding 6 (16%) 2 (25%) 7 (39%) 1 (7%) 0.36
Thromboembolic complications 2 (5%) 3 (36%) 5 (28%) 2 (14%) 0.02
Post-transplant kidney disease 13 (35%) 2 (25%) 4 (22%) 5 (36%) 0.48
Heart arrhythmia 9 (24%) 1 (13%) 5 (28%) 0 0.32
  1. AKI Acute kidney injury