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Table 1 Clinical situations most considered for extra-corporeal life support in pediatric septic shock (percent of responders grading ≥ 8/10)

From: Translational gap in pediatric septic shock management: an ESPNIC perspective

Severe myocardial dysfunction with left ventricular ejection fraction < 25% and cardiac index < 2.2L/min m2 72
Cardiac arrest despite PICU management 70
High blood lactates despite > 2mcg/kg min of norepinephrine 67
Persistence of septic shock with anuria, high blood lactates and high needs of vasopressors 24 h after initial management 64
Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome with septic shock 47