|Definition||:||ExtraCorporeal Membrane Oxygenation|
|Category||:||Medical » Instruments & Equipment|
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.