ECMO, delivered over the course of 40 days, proved to be a lifesaving intervention in an 18-year old man with primary mediastinal B-cell lymphoma invading into the trachea.
Continuous quality improvement efforts and support for caregivers lead to national recognition for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
A new study supports using bivalirudin, a direct thrombin inhibitor, as an alternative to heparin in pediatric ECMO. Pediatric critical care medicine specialist Mohammed Hamzah, MD, discusses his research, as well as the benefits and costs of this treatment.
ECMO and other forms of mechanical circulatory support have a role in cases involving either respiratory failure or cardiac failure, but generally not both. An expert surgeon reviews management strategies.
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This case study shows how a multidisciplinary ECMO team successfully managed lung recovery of a 20-year-old with severe acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Venovenous (VV) ECMO is a modified cardiopulmonary bypass machine used in patients with life-threatening respiratory failure. See how it works and how VV ECMO care is managed at Cleveland Clinic.
A 55-year-old was placed on ECMO for acute respiratory distress syndrome shortly after aortic valve replacement. Extensive fibrosis on lung evaluation indicated bilateral lung transplant, but how to wean him off ECMO?