ECMO Systems

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used as a hemodymanic support system to increase the flow of blood in the body to allow the heart and lungs to rest in critically ill patients. It is similar to a heart-lung by-pass machine used in open-heart surgery. It pumps and oxygenates a patient's blood outside the body with blood flowing through tubing to an artificial lung in to add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. The blood is then the blood is warmed to body temperature and pumped back into the patient’s body. VA ECMO is connected to both a vein and an artery when there are problems with the heart and lungs. VV ECMO is connected to one or more veins, usually near the heart, and is used when the problem in the lungs.

Global Study Examines Therapy for Patients with Single-Ventricle Cardiac Defect

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News | Congenital Heart | May 02, 2018

May 2, 2018 — Select adult patients born with a single functioning ventricle, and who have undergone a surgical...

Videos | February 22, 2018

This video details the first use of a new protocol at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center to start...

New Protocol Gives Patients Fighting Chance to Survive Cardiac Arrest
News | ECMO Systems | February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 — When someone goes into...

Technavio Market Study Shows Donor Shortage and Improved Survival Rate
News | Hemodynamic Support Devices | January 25, 2018

January 25, 2018 – According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global circulatory support...

Research Team Receives €6.5 Million for EURO SHOCK Heart Attack Study
News | ECMO Systems | December 19, 2017

December 19, 2017 — A team of researchers at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical...

ECMO Used to Treat Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Case
News | ECMO Systems | October 27, 2017

October 27, 2017 — New Milford, Conn., resident Neta Awasthi is thankful to be home with his wife, Rhicha, and two...

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News | Pharmaceuticals | March 28, 2017

March 28, 2017 — When used as a preventive measure during heart surgery, the heart failure...

MC3 Cardiopulmonary, acquisition, Terumo Cardiovascular Systems, new manufacturing facility, surgical cannula

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News | Cardiovascular Surgery | November 10, 2015

November 10, 2015 — MC3 Cardiopulmonary announced it has completed the acquisition and transfer of all assets...

Videos | TCT | November 05, 2015

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell offers his choices for the most innovative new interventional cardiovascular technologies...

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News | ECMO Systems | September 08, 2015

September 8, 2015 — In a new study reported in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, researchers found...

News | April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014 — Allison Morgan was in pretty bad shape when the medical helicopter touched down on the rooftop...

Technology | August 08, 2013

August 8, 2013 — Sorin Group has received 510(k) clearance for commercialization of Sorin Connect, Sorin Group’s...

Feature | June 07, 2013

June 7, 2013 — Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a procedure traditionally used during cardiac surgeries...

Feature | May 13, 2013 | Dave Fornell

There is a growing trend in the use of small, portable extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) systems for...

Abiomed introduced the Impella CP (Cardiac Power) pVAD in 2012, which delivers up to 4 lpm of flow.

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Maquet's Mega 7.5 French 30 cc and 40 cc intra-aortic balloon catheters were cleared by the FDA in May 2012. The larger volume balloons displace more blood, allowing clinicians to provide patients with greater hemodynamic support, regardless of their height.

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CardiacAssist's TandemHeart pVAD is in trial to determine if it can help reduce infarct size with ventricular unloading for patients who have suffered a severe heart attack.

Feature | May 13, 2013 | Dave Fornell

Since the 1970s,...

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