The Use of Veno-Venous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Perinatal Support of an Infant with D-Transposition of the Great Arteries, Intact Atrial and Ventricular Septa, and Flow-Restricted Ductus Arteriosus

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Abstract

Prenatal assessment of a fetus with D-transposition of the great arteries demonstrated an absence of mixing between systemic and pulmonary circulations, and predicted lethal postnatal hypoxemia. A multidisciplinary meeting evaluated therapeutic options. After cesarean delivery, veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was instituted in preparation for open atrial septectomy. The infant subsequently underwent an arterial switch procedure. Prenatal delineation of pulmonary and systemic circulations in the fetus with D-transposition of the great arteries influences postnatal management. Multidisciplinary planning enhanced the perinatal outcome.

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