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Jayalalithaa Health: How Does ECMO Work? - HMTv

Mon, Dec 05, 2016, 01:18 PM
'ECMO' means Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation. ECMO is basically a machine which maintains the oxygen levels in blood. ECMO takes care of the heart and lungs when there is any problem in them. If lungs fail to supply oxygen to the blood and there by body, ECMO acts as an alternative to lung and supplies oxygen. It helps to remove the carbon-di-oxide from the deoxygenated blood and supplies oxygen to the heart from where it is supplied to various parts of the body under certain pressure. Dr Praveen Nandagiri, an expert of ECMO while talking to media said that ECMO gives an artificial support to lungs and heart for one month by helping in oxidation process and also confirmed it as the highest level of treatment to stabilize the patient.
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