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ECMO Global Trends and Use in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

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Ravi Thiagarajan MD, MPH


In this video, Dr. Ravi Thiagarajan, Chief of the Division of Cardiac Critical Care at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, outlines past and present trends in ECMO use across the globe. He also reviews the major challenges faced by ECMO providers today, with a focus on ECMO use during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


Upon viewing this presentation, participants will be able to:


  • Describe global trends in ECMO that have developed over time
  • Understand the most frequent clinical applications of ECMO
  • Identify common complications that arise during ECMO
  • Understand how ECMO is utilized during cardiopulmonary resuscitation


Initial publication: March 21, 2019.



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Topics: Critical Care Cardiac Critical Care World Shared Practice Forum Emergency Medicine Cardiology Pulmonology