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Examples of scenarios where ECMO may benefit patients include the following:

  • ECMO may be used as a salvage therapy to rescue a patient with life-threatening acute respiratory failure
  • ECMO may also be used in patients with ARDS who would benefit from lung-protective ventilation strategies but who are unable to tolerate such strategies.
  • ECMO is used in select patients with severe hypercarbic respiratory failure (levels of carbon dioxide in the blood that are too high).


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.

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