Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

R. Tiruvoipati, G. J. Peek

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Introduction Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) uses cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) technology to treat potentially reversible cardiorespiratory failure. ECMO involves drainage of venous blood, adding oxygen and removing carbon dioxide and returning the blood to the circulation. The oxygenated blood is returned to a vein in venovenous ECMO and to an artery in venoarterial ECMO.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCore Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781139062381
ISBN (Print)9780521872836
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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