Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Therapy

Who qualifies for ECMO?

Typically ECMO is necessary for children with a severe lung or heart condition that has not responded to our usual therapy of mechanical ventilation, medicine, and extra oxygen. Those needing ECMO may have one of the following conditions:


Every child's medical needs are different, the need for ECMO is determined by the medical team responsible for the care of each individual child.