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Has anyone out there had a child go onto ecmo? For what reason?

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Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics
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In brief: ECMO

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can be thought of as a longer term cardiopulmonary bypass machine.
Strict criteria has to be met before physicians (surgeons and icu) even consider placing a child on ecmo. These include reversible lung injury, no lethal malformations, no major untreatable cardiac malformation, and most importantly - failure of maximal medical therapy.

In brief: ECMO

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation can be thought of as a longer term cardiopulmonary bypass machine.
Strict criteria has to be met before physicians (surgeons and icu) even consider placing a child on ecmo. These include reversible lung injury, no lethal malformations, no major untreatable cardiac malformation, and most importantly - failure of maximal medical therapy.
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