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ECMO (Extra-Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) is a lifesaving innovative intensive care technology that is utilized when a kid/grown-up has a condition which keeps the lungs or heart from working normally. It includes a machine that control the workings of the heart and lungs (altered heart - lung machine in ICU) until they show signs of improvement.

ECMO can bolster the patient for a considerable length of time, up to weeks. The ECMO innovation has a demonstrated reputation in an assortment of conditions particularly regarding children and requires a committed group of therapeutic and paramedical specialists, who work around the clock providing bedside care. The ECMO set up includes the vascular cannulae, the blood pump (controls blood stream), oxygenator (oxygenates blood and uproots carbon dioxide), blood hotter and tubing's through which the blood streams. 


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Ms. Lilian came to Apollo Hospitals Chennai from Kenya for treatment following an accident that resulted in fractures. Just 3 days after her surgery, she was able to walk. She thanks God and Dr.