Successful Treatment of Pregnant and Postpartum Women with Severe COVID-19 Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Jairo H. Barrantes, Jamel Ortoleva, Erika R. O'Neil, Erik E. Suarez, Sharon Beth Larson, Aniket S. Rali, Cara Agerstrand, Lorenzo Grazioli, Subhasis Chatterjee, Marc Anders

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Abstract

There are limited data on the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for pregnant and peripartum women with COVID-19 associated acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Pregnant women may exhibit more severe infections with COVID-19, requiring intensive care. We supported nine pregnant or peripartum women with COVID-19 ARDS with ECMO, all surviving and suffering no major complications from ECMO. Our case series demonstrates high-maternal survival rates with ECMO support in the management of COVID-19 associated severe ARDS, highlighting that these pregnant and postpartum patients should be supported with ECMO during this pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)132-136
Number of pages5
JournalASAIO Journal
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021

Keywords

  • Adult
  • COVID-19/complications
  • Critical Care
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Postpartum Period
  • Pregnancy
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome/etiology
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • Survival Rate
  • Young Adult

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biophysics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomaterials

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