Table 12

Unchanged and updated recommendations regarding surgical repair on ECLS86 114 116–120

Unchanged recommendationStrength of consensusLevel of evidence
12.1 For patients on ECLS, surgery should be avoided until after decannulation.3B-NR
Updated recommendationStrength of consensusLevel of evidence
12.2 Patients with a low probability of survival based on prenatal predictors or the severity of cardiopulmonary derangement at cannulation are at risk of failure to wean and may benefit from early repair.3B-NR
  • ECLS, extracorporeal life support; NR, non-randomised.