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Front. Pediatr. | doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00017

Cannulation for Neonatal and Paediatric ECMO for Cardiac Support

  • 1ECMO Department, University Hospitals of Leicester, United Kingdom

The use of ECMO has increased over recent years providing respiratory and cardiac support. Optimal cannula placement is essential for succesful patient outcomes. Mutiple cannulation stratergies may be employed depending on the age/weight of the patient and their underlying condition. This article discusses cannulation technique focusing on the cannulation of paediatric and neonatal patients for cardiac support on ECMO.

Keywords: ECMO, Cannulation, Veno-Arterial, Veno-venous, Paediatric Cardiac Support, Neonatal Cardiac Support

Received: 07 Dec 2016; Accepted: 17 Jan 2018.

Edited by:

Oswin Grollmuss, Université Paris-Sud, France

Reviewed by:

Elumalai Appachi, Baylor College of Medicine, United States
Antonio Amodeo, Bambino Gesù Ospedale Pediatrico (IRCCS), Italy  

Copyright: © 2018 Harvey. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Mr. Chris Harvey, University Hospitals of Leicester, ECMO Department, Glenfield Hospital, Groby Road, Leicester, LE3 9QP, United Kingdom, chris.harvey@uhl-tr.nhs.uk