A broad spectrum of ECLS treatment options

Critical care for patients with severe heart and lung failure

With our product offering, we support the full spectrum of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary treatments:
From partial CO2 removal to adequate oxygenation[1,2], from low to high blood flows and from pediatric patients up to adults.

Please note: There is no hard allocation, due to intersecting indications across treatments.
ECCO2R: Extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal; ECMO: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; SCS: Synchronized cardiac support
COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; AECOPD: Acute exacerbations of COPD; ARDS: Acute respiratory distress syndrome
HR PCI: High-risk percutaneous coronary interventions; ECPR: Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Cannulation makes the difference

Different cannulation strategies define the type of ECMO treatment.

Which diseases can be treated with ECMO or ECLS?

ECMO as a rescue measure is indicated, for instance, in the therapy support of severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) characterized by refractory hypoxemia, or refractory cardiogenic shock (CS). These are not the only critical situations in which ECMO is used, yet are the most common as described in literature.[3,4]

[1] Redwan, B. et al. (2015). Intraoperative veno-venous extracorporeal lung support in thoracic surgery: a single-centre experience. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg, 21(6), 766-772

[2] Braune, S. et al. (2016). The feasibility and safety of extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal to avoid intubation in patients with COPD unresponsive to noninvasive ventilation for acute hypercapnic respiratory failure (ECLAIR study): multicentre case-control study. Intensive Care Med, 42(9), 1437-1444

[3] Sangalli, F. et al. (2014). ECMO – Extracorporeal Life Support in Adults. Milano, Italy: Springer

[4] Brogan, T. V. et al. (2017). Extracorporeal Life Support: The ELSO Red Book (5th edition). ELSO