ECMO Therapy and the Heart-Lung Machine

  • Dietrich Klauwer


Chapter 10 describes the setup and functions of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as compared to the heart-lung machine (HLM). Based on an underlying technical understanding, the variables that control mechanical organ replacement are discussed. The determining factor for clinically successful use is an understanding of the evaluation of cardiopulmonary function during the use of the machine, standardized patient management, and knowledge of the possible complications, their avoidance, identification, and treatment.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dietrich Klauwer
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  1. 1.Department of PediatricsSingen Medical Center, Gesundheitsverbund Landkreis Konstanz, Krankenhausbetriebsgesellschaft Hegau-Bodensee-KlinikumSingenGermany

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