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What is ECMO and how can ECMO care be improved?

Erasmus MC participates in scientific studies of ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. This is a form of life support that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs.

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In the video above, cardiologist-intensivist Dr Christiaan Meuwese and anesthesiologist-intensivist Dr Dinis Dos Reis Miranda explain how ECMO works. They also talk about two ongoing studies. The first revolves around using ECMO on the street, in people who have suffered cardiac arrest. The second is about fine-tuning ECMO treatment in the hospital.

Academic Centers of Excellence

This video is part of a series of online lectures about the Erasmus MC Academic Centers of Excellence. Dr Christiaan Meuwese and Dr Dinis Dos Reis Miranda are affiliated with the  Academic Center for Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation.

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