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Table 6 Comparison between central and peripheral VA-ECMO

From: Acute neurological complications in adult patients with cardiogenic shock on veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support

Studied criteriaCentral VA-ECMO (n = 35, 52.2%)Peripheral VA-ECMO (n = 32, 47.8%)p value
ECMO days9.4 ± 7.210.5 ± 6.70.56
Ischaemic stroke (n, %)5 (14.3%)5 (15.6%)0.5
ICH (n, %)6 (17.1%)2 (6.2%)0.07
AKI (n, %)30 (85.7%)21 (65.6%)0.051
Haemodialysis (n, %)20 (57.1%)14 (43.8%)0.19
Serum lactate at ECMO initiation (mmol/L)6.7 ± 2.45.8 ± 1.90.13
Peak lactate (mmol/L)15.5 ± 4.613.7 ± 3.90.08
Lactate at 24 h (mmol/L)6.8 ± 5.25.1 ± 4.20.18
CPB time (minutes)240.2 ± 96.8183.1 ± 87.30.16
Aortic cross clamping (minutes)156.1 ± 56.2122.4 ± 52.70.18
Initial SOFA14.5 ± 3.411.6 ± 3.10.003
SOFA at 48 hours16.2 ± 5.813 ± 4.60.02
Hospital mortality (n, %)25 (71.4%)16 (50%)0.04