Severe myocardial injury and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation following perinatal asphyxia

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Abstract Perinatal asphyxia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in the newborn and is associated with myocardial injury in a significant proportion of cases. Biomarkers, echocardiography, and rhythm disturbances are sensitive indicators of myocardial ischemia and may predict mortality. We present a case of severe myocardial dysfunction immediately after delivery managed with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and discuss the role of cardiac biomarkers, echocardiography, electrocardiography, and ECMO in the asphyxiated newborn.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number370
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2015



  • Cardiac enzymes
  • ECMO
  • Perinatal asphyxia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery

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