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Contraindications to ECMO

Relative Contraindications

Relative contraindications to ECMO at the Center for Acute Respiratory Failure at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center include:

  • High pressure ventilation or high FIO2 requirements for more than 7 days
  • Limited vascular access
  • Inability to accept blood products
  • Any condition or organ dysfunction that would limit the likelihood of overall benefit from ECMO, such as severe, irreversible brain injury or untreatable metastatic cancer


Center for Acute Respiratory Care

If you are a physician, please contact 1.800.NYP.STAT (1.800.697.7828) to have your patient transferred.

For general inquiries, please contact

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