Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)

What’s ECMO? In an interview with the Straights Times Dr Peng Zhiyong mentions that the most critically ill Wuhan coronavirus patients are treated by ECMO.

That’s drastic – very drastic, last dich medicine. What ECMO is is outting the patient on a direct oxygen into the bloodstream intervention.

“Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a treatment that uses a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung back into the bloodstream…”

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