ECMO

Definition : ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Category : Medical » Instruments & Equipment
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What does ECMO mean?

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a treatment that uses a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back to the body. It provides temporary life support to patients with severe, life-threatening conditions of the heart and lungs.