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Selecting an Adult with Refractory Cardiac Arrest for Extracorporeal Life Support

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Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

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Description:

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) can be life-saving for an adult with refractory cardiac arrest, but the patient must be carefully selected. The mortality rate associated with ECLS for refractory cardiac arrest is high, as is the risk for severe neurologic damage.

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