Use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenators in persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn

Clin Perinatol. 1984 Oct;11(3):729-35.


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenators (ECMO) can give total respiratory support for neonates with PPHN without the barotrauma of hyperventilation. ECMO has resulted in survival of infants with PPHN who had been unresponsive to maximal ventilatory and medical support.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Oxygenators, Membrane*
  • Persistent Fetal Circulation Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Persistent Fetal Circulation Syndrome / therapy*