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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO circuit is literally a temporary artificial lung and heart that is modeled on the heart-lung bypass machine used for open-heart surgery. ECMO can be used for patients in heart failure and in patients who cannot get enough oxygen to their body through their lungs.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Machine (ECMO)

 

 

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