Multidisciplinary approach utilizing early, intensive physical rehabilitation to accelerate recovery from veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery Zhu, Y., Bankar, D., Shudo, Y., Woo, Y. J. 2019


This case demonstrates the benefits of our early, intensive physical rehabilitation intervention to prevent the natural sequelae occurring from prolonged bed rest. This minimizes neuromuscular weakness and optimizes strength, endurance and cardiorespiratory function, thus accelerating recovery from a long duration of femorally cannulated veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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