Author + information
- John Hollowed, MD∗ ( and )
- Ali Nsair, MD
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. John Hollowed, Division of Cardiology, UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Cardiology Fellowship Office, 650 Charles E. Young Drive South, A2-237 CHS, MC: 167917, Los Angeles, California 90095.
The authors report a case of fulminant myocarditis from an influenza A (H3N2) infection in a healthy individual who experienced cardiac arrest requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). The case highlights the management of complications arising from the use of ECMO including differential hypoxia and left ventricular overload requiring left ventricular venting. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
- cardiac assist devices
- left ventricle
- reduced ejection fraction
- systolic heart failure
Both authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose.
- Received April 24, 2019.
- Revision received May 23, 2019.
- Accepted June 19, 2019.
- 2019 The Authors