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Getinge has a world leading position in extracorporeal life support (ECLS) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).

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Getinge’s life-saving ECMO solutions

In addition to a huge demand for advanced ventilators, the fight against the new coronavirus COVID-19 has also increased the need for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), an approach that provides the body with oxygen when the lungs fail to perform this task. Getinge’s ECMO devices are designed to help keep critically ill patients alive while giving their damaged lungs time to recover.

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ECLS can be a life-saver for ARDS patients

Despite advances in treatment options, mortality and morbidity in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) remain high. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has emerged as a promising intervention. [1] Improvements in technology have made ECMO safer and easier to use, allowing for the potential of more patients with ARDS.

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Do you know the different ECLS/ECMO options?

Stabilizing blood circulation and respiratory functions is crucial when treating acute care patients. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) can do exactly that.[2] These treatments have become a standard of care in recent years.

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How can you benefit from an extracorporeal life support system?

Mechanical extracorporeal assist allows clinicians to gain valuable time. Quickly connect patients to a hand-held mechanical life support system anytime, anywhere.

With the rapidly deployable Cardiohelp System, patients can receive portable, seamless heart-lung support at the bedside or in the field.

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The advantages of using a dual lumen catheter for cannulation in ECLS

Using a single-site, dual-lumen cannula for veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (v-v ECMO) offers several advantages over a two-catheter approach. A single cannula decreases blood recirculation, and encourages early patient mobilization and physiotherapy.[3]

Cardiogenic Shock:
The unresolved clinical challenge

Marko Noc, MD, PHD (Head, Center for Intensive Internal Medicine University Center Ljubljana), is talking about treatment of patients in Cardiogenic Shock.

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How is extracorporeal membrane oxygenation used in interventional cardiology?

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a valuable option in the cath lab that can improve survival.[4] This expert session gives insights on basic ECMO support in cases of cardiogenic shock, and informs about new and future approaches of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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All references

  1. Ventetuolo CE, Muratore CS. Extracorporeal life support in critically ill adults. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014;190(5):497–508.

  2. Butt W, MacLaren G. (2016) Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation 2016: an update; F1000Res. 2016 Apr 26;5. pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-750. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.8320.1

  3. “Use of Bicaval Dual-Lumen Catheter for Adult Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane
    Oxygenation”; Jeffrey Javidfar, MD, Daniel Brodie, MD, Dongfang Wang, MD,
    PhD, Ali N. Ibrahimiye, MD, Jonathan Yang, MD, Joseph B. Zwischenberger, MD,
    Joshua Sonett, MD, and Matthew Bacchetta, MD; Ann Thorac Surg 2011;91:1763–9

  4. Demetris Yannopoulos, Jason A Bartos, Tom P Aufderheide, et al. The Evolving Role of
    the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory in the Management of Patients with Out-of-
    Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
    Circulation . 2019 Mar 19;139 (12):e530-e552.