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Table 1 A timeline of events: symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

From: Femoral neuropathy following venoarterial-extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy: a case report

Event Timeline
Chest pain and ED presentation Day 1
Cardiac arrest Day 1
CPR and VA ECMO insertion (right FA and FV) Day 1
Intravenous UFH infusion started Day 1
PCI to mid RCA Day 1
Pneumatic compression device started Day 1
Swelling of right LE Day 2
ECMO removal Day 4
Discontinuation of UFH and DAPT Day 4
Recovery of consciousness and orientation Day 7
Patient starts complaining impaired function, pain, and hypesthesia of right LE Day 7
DVT diagnosis by Doppler sonography and CT Day 8
Initiation of antiplatelet therapy Day 25
Regression of swelling of right LE Day 35
PTS suspected: patient discharged with pain and weakness in right LE remaining Day 35
Nerve conduction study reveals femoral neuropathy Day 100
Patient continues rehabilitation and symptoms improve Day 200
  1. ED emergency department, CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, VA venoarterial, ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, FA femoral artery, FV femoral vein, UFH unfractionated heparin, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, RCA right coronary artery, LE lower extremity, DVT deep vein thrombosis, CT computerized tomography, PTS post-thrombotic syndrome