What's new in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for cardiac failure and cardiac arrest in adults?

Abrams, Darryl; Combes, Alain; Brodie, Daniel
April 2014
Intensive Care Medicine;Apr2014, Vol. 40 Issue 4, p609
Academic Journal
The article presents several studies about extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients who suffered cardiac failure and cardiac arrest. It discusses the findings of several studies which suggest a survival advantage from the early use of ECMO in cardiogenic shock. Information is also given on the role of ECMO in supporting patients who develop sepsis-associated refractory cardiac failure.


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