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Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation - ECMO: Risks, Eligibility, Treatments | National Heart Centre Singapore

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - What it is


Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is a temporary life support technique to keep patients alive when their heart and/or lungs stop functioning. It can be used to provide cardiac and respiratory support for up to a few weeks, during which the patient recovers. 

If recovery does not occur, the patient can receive a longer-term mechanical assist device or undergo heart transplantation. Patients on ECMO support are given an anticoagulant, to prevent blood clotting in the external system.

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - Symptoms

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - How to prevent?

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - Causes and Risk Factors

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - Diagnosis

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - Preparing for surgery

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - Post-surgery care

Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) - Other Information

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