Extracorporeal life support: history and new directions

ASAIO J. 2005 Sep-Oct;51(5):487-9. doi: 10.1097/01.mat.0000179141.08834.cb.


This commentary recounts the development of extracorporeal life support (ECLS, ECMO) from the laboratory and early clinical trials to routine clinical application. Lessons from neonatal ECMO have led to better understanding of neonatal lung physiology, improved methods of treatment, and application of ECLS to other patient populations.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Child, Preschool
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / history*
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / trends*
  • Forecasting*
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Personal name as subject

  • Robert H Bartlett