Utility of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in COVID-19

Rizwan Khan, Balaram Anandamurthy, Kenneth McCurry, Sudhir Krishnan

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalCleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - May 5 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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