Troubleshooting adult ECMO

J Extra Corpor Technol. 2011 Mar;43(1):P27-32.


The following scenarios explore some of the common problems encountered during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in adults. In each scenario, the circuit is comprised of a centrifugal pump and a polymethylpentene oxygenator.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / adverse effects
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Models, Cardiovascular