..From The Presidents desk…..

Dear friends, I accept this opportunity as president of ECMO Society of India to improve the awareness about ECMO, spread the knowledge by teaching, help to bring the costs down and develop a vision for the tertiary care facilities in the country.

Let us work together….. Dr Suneel Pooboni

ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation)

ECMO (Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation) comes under the auspices of ELSO (Extracorporeal life support organization) is a useful modality of mechanical circulatory/ventilatory support for refractory cardiorespiratory failure. This is a salvage treatment for end stage cardiorespiratory failure. It is a team work with multidisciplinary approach from perfusionists, respiratory therapist, ECMO specialist, pulmonologist, cardiologist and intensivist. ECMO has shown great utility in all age groups from pediatrics to geriatrics. With increasing usage and indications, the results are promising and life rewarding.