• 33.6k views

ECMO in Cardiogenic Shock

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-support technique used when a person's heart or lungs are severely compromised and cannot provide adequate oxygenation to the body's organs. It involves temporarily diverting a portion of the blood outside the body to a machine that oxygenates it and removes carbon dioxide before returning it to the bloodstream. ECMO is utilized in critical situations like severe respiratory distress syndrome, heart failure, or during certain surgeries, allowing the heart and lungs to rest and recover. While ECMO can provide life-saving support, it is typically used as a last resort due to its complexity and potential risks.

About the Speaker

Dr V Rakesh
 Profile Image

Dr V Rakesh

Consultant and HOD, - Critical Care and ECMO Gemcare Hospitals

Upcoming Case Discussions

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Author Post

authorimage

Impact

+

Talks

+

webinar

+

no.of registrations

One liner about speaker

Why is speaker relevant?

Dr V Rakesh 's Talks on Assimilate

webinar
Dr V Rakesh
  • 30th-August-2023, TIME : 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • 0

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-support technique used when a person's heart or lungs are severely compromised and cannot provide adequate oxygenation to the body's organs. It involves temporarily diverting a portion of the blood outside the body to a machine that oxygenates it and removes carbon dioxide before returning it to the bloodstream. ECMO is utilized in critical situations like severe respiratory distress syndrome, heart failure, or during certain surgeries, allowing the heart and lungs to rest and recover. While ECMO can provide life-saving support, it is typically used as a last resort due to its complexity and potential risks.