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Table 3 ECLS feasibility, duration and complications

From: Extracorporeal life support in severe drug intoxication: a retrospective cohort study of seventeen cases

Time from admission to initiation ECLS (hours) Time to implant ECLS* (min) Initial ECLS flow rate (l/min) ECLS duration (days) LVEF at ECLS discharge Long term surviving
1** 2.5 60 3.5 2 - No
2** 1.5 60 3 3 - No
3 2 hours 50 mins 40 3.5 2.3 62% Yes
4 1 60 3.5 2.5 > 50% Yes
5 1 60 - 2.5 76% Yes
6 1 60 3.5 2.3 - Yes
7 6 60 3.6 3 56% Yes
8 5 60 3.7 11 - No
9 6 60 3.4 5 normal No
10 24 60 4 5 42% Yes
11 4 60 - 4 38% Yes
12 2 60 4 6 > 50% Yes
13 2.5 45 2.6 7 74% Yes
14 15 90 4 6 45% Yes
15 16 60 2.5 8 45% Yes
16 3 60 3.5 4 50% Yes
17 17 40 3.5 3 40% Yes
  1. * Delay between ECLS decision and time at which ECLS flow was provided
  2. ** Patients dead during ECLS assistance
  3. ECLS: extra corporeal life support; LVEF: left ventricular ejection fraction.