ECMO is a type of life support that helps people whose heart and lungs aren’t functioning properly by pumping your blood for you. ECMO is used in critical care situations and gives your heart and lungs time to heal.
ECMO replaces the function of the heart and lungs. In ECMO, blood is pumped outside of your body to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and sends oxygen-filled blood back to the tissues in the body.
Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield is a registered center of Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO) and supports the mission and vision of ELSO to provide excellence in patient care, focus on quality, process improvement, education and training while supporting our patients and families.