About the book
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), also known as extracorporeal life support (ECLS), is rapidly evolving from a salvage therapy to a routinely available therapeutic option.
The aim of the book is to discuss how to appropriately use ECMO, to understand the specifics of the different types of support and pump technology, and mostly patient selection and management.
Diagnosis and management of complications while on ECMO therapy and weaning to recovery or advanced therapies will be also discussed.
Chapters focusing on specific patient populations, such as cardiogenic shock, thoracic organ transplantation, trauma, and neonates, Covid-19 syndrome, will provide insight into the particular challenges in dealing with the unusual problems of these very diverse groups.
The goal of this book is to provide, thanks to the thorough contributions by known experts in the field, a framework for successful program development. Hopefully, this text will also inspire others to further advance this delicate field.