Indications to use ECMO

Respiratory failure

  • ARDS
  • H1N1
  • Viral pneumonia
  • Massive pulmonary embolism
  • Amniotic fluid embolism
  • Meconium aspiration

Cardiac indication

  • Cardiac arrest with neurological viability
  • Massive myocardial infarction
  • Cardiogenic shock
  • Severe left ventricular failure Contraindications
  • Brain death
  • Severe neurological insult
  • Severe coagulopathy

Indications to use ECMO