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U of M Faculty Employs ECMO to Support Severe COVID-19 Patients

April 30, 2020

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) treatments primarily help patients with reversible acute injuries or illnesses who need cardiac or respiratory support. The ECMO device offers short-term support in order to enable the heart or lungs to recover while other interventions are put into place—and it’s saved two lives from COVID-19 thus far.

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