ED ECMO can save lives

We are aware of its presence and indications… but nothing like a good survival story to convince us of its benefits. Protocols give us guidance but it should not determine our eventual decision. Decisions are based on our clinical knowledge, our awareness of the case before us and the ability to understand how our decisions may or may not reverse the physiology in front of us. And of course patient’s autonomy.

ED ECMO saved a patient with massive PE

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