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Position paper for the organization of ECMO programs for cardiac failure in adults

Overview of attention for article published in Intensive Care Medicine, February 2018
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Position paper for the organization of ECMO programs for cardiac failure in adults
Published in
Intensive Care Medicine, February 2018
DOI 10.1007/s00134-018-5064-5
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Darryl Abrams, A. Reshad Garan, Akram Abdelbary, Matthew Bacchetta, Robert H. Bartlett, James Beck, Jan Belohlavek, Yih-Sharng Chen, Eddy Fan, Niall D. Ferguson, Jo-anne Fowles, John Fraser, Michelle Gong, Ibrahim F. Hassan, Carol Hodgson, Xiaotong Hou, Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Shingo Ichiba, William A. Jakobleff, Roberto Lorusso, Graeme MacLaren, Shay McGuinness, Thomas Mueller, Pauline K. Park, Giles Peek, Vin Pellegrino, Susanna Price, Erika B. Rosenzweig, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Leonardo Salazar, Matthieu Schmidt, Arthur S. Slutsky, Christian Spaulding, Hiroo Takayama, Koji Takeda, Alain Vuylsteke, Alain Combes, Daniel Brodie, for The International ECMO Network (ECMONet) and The Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO), Abrams, Darryl, Garan, A. Reshad, Abdelbary, Akram, Bacchetta, Matthew, Bartlett, Robert H., Beck, James, Belohlavek, Jan, Chen, Yih-Sharng, Fan, Eddy, Ferguson, Niall D., Fowles, Jo-anne, Fraser, John, Gong, Michelle, Hassan, Ibrahim F., Hodgson, Carol, Hou, Xiaotong, Hryniewicz, Katarzyna, Ichiba, Shingo, Jakobleff, William A., Lorusso, Roberto, MacLaren, Graeme, McGuinness, Shay, Mueller, Thomas, Park, Pauline K., Peek, Giles, Pellegrino, Vin, Price, Susanna, Rosenzweig, Erika B., Sakamoto, Tetsuya, Salazar, Leonardo, Schmidt, Matthieu, Slutsky, Arthur S., Spaulding, Christian, Takayama, Hiroo, Takeda, Koji, Vuylsteke, Alain, Combes, Alain, Brodie, Daniel


Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices. As a result, the use of ECMO may vary widely across centers. The purpose of this document is to highlight key aspects of care delivery, with the goal of codifying the current use of this rapidly growing technology. A major challenge in this field is the need to emergently deploy ECMO for cardiac failure, often with limited time to assess the appropriateness of patients for the intervention. For this reason, we advocate for a multidisciplinary team of experts to guide institutional use of this therapy and the care of patients receiving it. Rigorous patient selection and careful attention to potential complications are key factors in optimizing patient outcomes. Seamless patient transport and clearly defined pathways for transition of care to centers capable of providing heart replacement therapies (e.g., durable ventricular assist device or heart transplantation) are essential to providing the highest level of care for those patients stabilized by ECMO but unable to be weaned from the device. Ultimately, concentration of the most complex care at high-volume centers with advanced cardiac capabilities may be a way to significantly improve the care of this patient population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 9 26%
Unspecified 8 23%
Professor 4 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 11%
Researcher 3 9%
Other 7 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 17 49%
Unspecified 10 29%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 11%
Computer Science 2 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 3%
Other 1 3%

Attention Score in Context

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