Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation and Extracorporeal Life Support
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and extracorporeal life support are the techniques, procedures, and encompassing care in providing oxygenation and the removal of CO2 through an external circuit in patients who require complete pulmonary or cardiopulmonary support. ECMO has historically been used in neonates who require similar support, but recently has been used more frequently in adults when conventional modalities are failing or as a bridge to transplant.
KeywordsExtracorporeal membrane oxygenation Extracorporeal life support ECMO ECLS
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