ECMO flow rate alters haemostatic parameters
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life-saving technology used to manage critically ill patients with serious heart and lung conditions. The use of ECMO is on the rise, however there are still significant complications including bleeding and thrombosis. In a recent study led by Post Doc Katrina Ki, the CCRG team has shown that high vs low flow rates in ECMO differentially alter a number of haemostatic parameters. More information in the recent publication in the Intensive Care Medicine Experimental Journal.