Percutaneous cannulation allows a prompt approach for establishing veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute cardiopulmonary failure. Access to an artery or a vein can sometimes be difficult with severe complications also with percutaneous approach. To reduce morbidity, we describe our technique of a real-time ultrasound cannulation of the femoral vessels.
Ultrasound guided femoral cannulation and percutaneous perfusion of the distal limb for VA ECMO / Benassi F; Vezzani A; Vignali L; Gherli T.. - In: JOURNAL OF CARDIAC SURGERY. - ISSN 0886-0440. - 29:3(2014), pp. 427-429.