Utility of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID-19.
Cleve Clin J Med. 2020 May 05;:
Authors: Khan R, Anandamurthy B, McCurry K, Krishnan S
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a means of cardiopulmonary support for refractory respiratory and cardiac failure. ECMO is a resource-intensive therapy that can be considered in highly selected patients. Expert centers should employ an evidence-based ARDS treatment algorithm and a multidisciplinary approach to recommending ECMO upon failure of conventional therapy. Caring for ECMO patients requires adequate infection control and safety precautions for healthcare workers.
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