Severe Tricuspid Valve Endocarditis: A Tale of 2 Circuits

Emily K. Zern, Paolo R. Ramirez, Jonah Rubin, Kenneth Rosenfield, Patrick Manning, Yuval Raz, Masaki Funamoto, David D'Alessandro, Jerome C. Crowley, Kenneth Shelton

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A 25-year-old woman with severe tricuspid valve endocarditis and septic pulmonary emboli required VA-ECMO for recurrent hypoxemia-induced cardiac arrest. We present the clinical challenges requiring ECMO circuit reconfiguration and a percutaneous approach for vegetation debulking. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1343-1349
Number of pages7
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2021


  • ECMO
  • endocarditis
  • tricuspid regurgitation


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