medical Definition of ECMO
- … and they decided to take an extraordinary step, a procedure known as ECMO, for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, essentially an external lung that filters the blood, removing carbon dioxide and adding oxygen.
- —Sheryl Gay Stolberg, The New York Times Magazine, 28 Nov. 1999
- Initially, his left ventricle was essentially nonpulsatile, but within 24 hours after the initiation of ECMO, it started improving.
- —David F. M. Brown et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 12 Sept. 2013