ECMO – EXTRACORPOREAL MEMBRANE OXYGENATION
In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life. It is a state of the art treatment for patients with all forms of acute respiratory and cardiac failure. ECMO works by removing blood from the person’s body and artificially removing the carbon dioxide and oxygenating red blood cells. Generally it is only used in the later treatment of a person with heart or lung failure as it is solely a life-sustaining intervention.
Our ECMO programme is the first in western India (encompassing Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh) for both respiratory and cardiac failure.
We have patient-centered disease specific model. Our multidisciplinary team includes critical care nurses, respiratory therapists, critical care physiotherapist and nutritionists.
Our Expertise includes
- ECMO (veno-venous and veno-arterial)
- Pulmonary embolectomy
- Lung-protective ventilator strategies
- Advanced ventilator modalities
- High-frequency oscillatory ventilation (HFOV Pediatric)
- Airway pressure-release ventilation (APRV)
- Other advanced modes of ventilation