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.
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.  Improvements in technology have made ECMO safer and easier to use, allowing for the potential of more patients with ARDS receiving this therapy.
Do you know the different ECLS/ECMO therapy 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. These therapies have become a standard of care in recent years.
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.
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.
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.
Have a look at the interview.
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. 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.