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Clinical Summary

Interhospital transfer of patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

Jenny Blair, MD   |   23 November 2022

Takeaway

  • Urgent interhospital transfer of patients undergoing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy is feasible and may not pose large additional risks.
  • Authors recommend close coordination between referring hospitals and receiving hospitals prior to starting ECMO.
  • Larger, prospective studies are needed.

Why this matters

  • ECMO patients may be best cared for at...

          

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