All you wanted to know. A great introduction to ECMO by Hergen Buscher, a German intensivist who lives and practices in Sydney. BONUS: It’s like listening to Schwarzenegger talking on ECMO!

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Brought to you by the great guys at the Intensive Care Network, from a presentation given in Sydney on the 17th of March 2011.

ECMO (extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) or ECLS (extra corporeal life support): I still get in doubt as to if I should call it ECMO or ECLS. I guess ECMO seems like a good name for V-V ECMO, but ECLS makes more sense for V-A ECMO? Or maybe just call all ECMO treatment ECLS? With time, it will work itself out…

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