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Table 2 Aetiology of respiratory failure, cardiogenic shock and septic shock

From: ECMO-treatment in patients with acute lung failure, cardiogenic, and septic shock: mortality and ECMO-learning curve over a 6-year period

  RF, n = 54 CS, n = 57 SS, n = 19 p value
Pneumonia 31 (57.41) 10 (52.63) 0.41
Intra-abdominal infection 4 (7.41) 8 (42.11) < 0.01
Soft tissue infection 1 (1.85) 1 (5.26) 0.49
Trauma 1 (1.85)
Cardiac decompensation 6 (11.11)
Shock 3 (5.56)
Decompensated chronic lung disease 3 (5.56)
Other 5 (9.25)
Acute myocardial infarction 41 (70.69)
Cardiomyopathy 4 (6.9)
Pulseless electrical activity 4 (6.9)
Pulmonary emboli 3 (5.17)
Ventricular fibrillation 2 (3.45)
Myocarditis 1 (1.72)
Other 3 (5.17)
  1. Data is given as n(%)
  2. RF, respiratory failure; CS, cardiogenic shock; SS, septic shock