Pediatric ECMO for severe quinidine cardiotoxicity

Fred W. Tecklenburg, Neal J. Thomas, Sally A. Webb, Christopher Case, David M. Habib

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We report the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to establish and maintain cardiovascular stability in a 16 month old with refractory bradydysrrhythmias and hypotension after an acute overdose of quinidine. He underwent an 11-day course of ECMO and was discharged with normal neurologic function. This case illustrates the role ECMO can play in the treatment of profound cardiovascular collapse caused by toxic ingestions. To be optimally effective, management of such patients must be anticipatory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-113
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Emergency Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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