Short Term Support for Failing Patients: Role of VV and VA ECMO
Francis Pagani, MD, PhD • University of Michigan
David Baran, MD • Sentara Heart Hospital
After participating in this webinar, the learner will be able to:
- Describe appropriate clinical use including and understand the indications and contraindications for use of VV or VA ECMO.
- Understand the hemodynamic effects of ECMO support and impact on left ventricular emptying and its potential for vascular complications.
- Understand the general technology of the ECMO circuit.
- Describe benefits and limitations relative to other forms of temporary mechanical circulatory support.
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