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?