ECMO Advances Critical Care Practice

Cara Agerstrand, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical ECMO Attending at NYP/Columbia’s Center for Acute Respiratory Failure, discusses a cutting-edge technology called Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) and its use in the critical care environment. Dr. Agerstrand answers several questions on the topic, including:

  • What types of patients can be treated with ECMO?
  • What does ECMO treatment entail?
  • What are the benefits of using ECMO in the ICU?