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  1. ECMO

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is an extracorporeal technique of providing prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange or perfusion to sustain life. The technology for ECMO is largely derived from cardiopulmonary bypass, which provides shorter-term support with arrested native circulation. The device used is a membrane oxygenator, also known as an artificial lung. ECMO works by temporarily drawing blood from the body to allow artificial oxygenation of the red blood cells and removal of carbon dioxide. Generally, it is used either post-cardiopulmonary bypass or in late-stage treatment of a person with profound heart and/or lung failure, although it is now seeing use as a treatment for cardiac arrest in certain centers, allowing treatment of the underlying cause of arrest while circulation and oxygenation are supported. ECMO is also used to support patients with the acute viral pneumonia associated with COVID-19 in cases where artificial ventilation alone is not sufficient to sustain blood oxygenation levels.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecmo in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ecmo in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of ecmo in a Sentence

  1. Susan Walker:

    He is in dire need of an ECMO treatment, which is not available at the hospital that he is in.

  2. Kim Cochran:

    They said Covid just went in like a bomb and destroyed his lungs, two weeks later, every time they tried to remove him from ECMO he would crash immediately.

  3. Mark Kline:

    We've had babies as young as 7 weeks, 9 weeks old in the ICU on ventilators, we had a 3-month-old who required ECMO.

  4. Jonathan Reiner:

    We've certainly seen people come into our hospital, very young people( in their early 20s)... need to be put on ECMO, which is basically a heart-lung machine, for days or even weeks because they come in with cardiomyopathy, which is a response to a cytokine storm.

  5. Paul Archuleta/Getty Images:

    I got a phone call at 2:30 in the morning, they needed my consent to put him on dialysis to assist with his kidneys, now hes on a ventilator, dialysis and this ECMO machine.

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