Do you know the different ECLS/ECMO therapy options?
Many CVD patients experience cardiogenic shock, a frequent consequence of a heart attack, because the heart muscle is not adequately supplied with oxygen. Other conditions that can lead to failure of the heart and/or lungs include acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), severe influenza (e.g., H1N1), septic shock and pulmonary embolism. Patients with serious cardiac and/or pulmonary compromise require immediate stabilization and perhaps inter-hospital transfer.
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS), or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), has become a standard therapy option to stabilize blood circulation and/or respiratory functions of affected patients. 
Reduction of blood CO₂
Facilitating protective ventilation strategies, even in severe cases of acute respiratory failure
Did you know that ECLS could be a life saver for ARDS patients?
Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) continues to have still has a high mortality rate. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) can be a good therapy option when standard therapies fail. The use of ECLS for adult ARDS has increased over the last decade. More and more specialized centers use perform ECLS today, and there are many reports available that confirm that ECLS therapies deliver improved outcomes for adult ARDS patients. 
With critically ill or injured patients, there’s no time for delay. That’s why Getinge has long been committed to advancing ECLS technology.
The Cardiohelp System is a small and lightweight heart-lung support system.
Although extracorporeal life support provided by the Cardiohelp System is not a therapy itself, it acts as a bridge for recovery or transplantation. This gives caregivers more time to optimize the patient’s therapy while easing the body’s workload.
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