Successful lysis of an obstructive aortic and renal artery thrombus in a neonate on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Björn Gunnarsson, Christopher M B Heard, David J. Martin, Martin L. Brecher, Robin H Steinhorn

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Abstract

We describe a neonate on venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with acute renal failure associated with extensive aortic and bilateral renal artery thrombosis. Concurrent anticoagulation and continuous systemic thrombolytic therapy with tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) resulted in complete thrombolysis as evaluated by Doppler flow. The relative risk and benefits of thrombolytic therapy in heparinized patients undergoing ECMO needs to be further studied.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-557
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume20
Issue number8 PART. 1
StatePublished - Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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    Gunnarsson, B., Heard, C. M. B., Martin, D. J., Brecher, M. L., & Steinhorn, R. H. (2000). Successful lysis of an obstructive aortic and renal artery thrombus in a neonate on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Journal of Perinatology, 20(8 PART. 1), 555-557.