may be complications during angioplasty procedures,
leading to cardio-pulmonary arrest (or imminent death)
while the patient is in recovery. Here, the patient
is placed immediately (within 10 minutes) on a percutaneous
bypass support machine. This support system takes
over the function of the heart and lungs and allows
the physician to correct the underlying complications
of the patient in a safe manner.
Death Is Imminent - VIDEO
here to view the "When Death Is Imminent"
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Support in Patients With Cardiac
Arrest in the Catheterization Laboratory.
Fayaz Shawl, MD, Michael Domanski, MD, Marc Wish,
MD, Mark Davis, RN, Sudhakar Punja, MD, and Tomas
Hernandez, MD. Catheterization and Cardiovascular