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:
- Meconium Aspiration
- Respiratory Distress Syndrome
- Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension
- Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Cardiac Failure
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.