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Successful childbirth after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in previous pregnancy: two case reports

16 Dec 2015

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) using last resort for life threatening cardiopulmonary dysfunction during pregnancy. Maternal mortality rates may be as high as 20–40%, and serious sequels are seen in the survivors [1–3]. We describe two patients who gave birth of children after being rescued by ECMO in their previous pregnancies.

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