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ECMO in ARDS, Respiratory failure & bridge to Lung transplant, Massive PE

  1. Peek GJ, Mugford M, Tiruvoipati R, et al; CESAR trial collaboration: Efficacy and economic assessment of conventional ventilatorysupport versus extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for severe adult respiratory failure (CESAR): a multicentre randomised controlled trial. Lancet 374: 1351–1363, 2009.

  2. Davies A, Jones D, Bailey M, et al; Australia and New Zealand Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ANZ ECMO) Influenza Investigators: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for 2009 Influenza A(H1N1) Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. JAMA. 302: 1888–1895, 2009.

  3. Noah MA, Peek GJ, Finney SJ, et al. Referral to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation center and mortality among patients with severe 2009 influenza A(H1N1). JAMA 2011; 306:1659.

  4. Trudzinski FC, Kaestner F, Schäfers HJ, et al. Outcome of Patients with Interstitial Lung Disease Treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Acute Respiratory Failure. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2016; 193:527.

  5. Yusuff HO, Zochios V, Vuylsteke A. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in acute massive pulmonary embolism: a systematic review. Perfusion 2015, Vol. 30(8) 611–616.

  6. Konstantinides SV. 2014 ESC guidelines on the diagnosis and management of acute pulmonary embolism. Eur Heart J 2014; 35(45):3145–3146

  7. Bataillard A, Hebrard A, Gaide-Chevronnay L, et al. Extracorporeal life support for massive pulmonary embolism during pregnancy. Perfusion 2016;31(2):169–171 34.

  8. Ho YK, Wang CP, Wu YL, Lee TH, Ying TH, Lee MS. Pulmonary embolism after cesarean section and successful treatment with early application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation system and anticoagulant agents. Taiwan J Obstet Gynecol 2014; 53(2):273–275.



  1. Ortega-Deballon V, Hornby L, Shemie SD, Bhanji F, Guadagno E. Extracorporeal resuscitation for refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in adults: A systematic review of international practices and outcomes. Resuscitation 101 (2016) 12–20

  2. Thigarajan RR, Barbaro RP, Rycus PT, McMullan DM, Conrad SA, Fortenberry JD, Paden ML on behalf of the ELSO member centers. Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Registry International Report 2016. SAIO Journal 2017; 63:60–67.

  3. Chen YS, Lin JW, Yu HY, Ko WJ, Jerng JS, Chang WT, Chen WJ, Huang SC, Chi NH, Wang CH, Chen LC, Tsai PR, Wang SS, Hwang JJ, Lin FY. Lancet. 2008;372(9638):554. Epub 2008 Jul 4. 


  1. Stub D, Bernard S, Pellegrino V, Smith K, Walker T, Sheldrake J, Hockings L, Shaw J, Duffy SJ, Burrell A, Cameron P, Smit de V, Kaye DM. Refractory cardiac arrest treated with mechanical CPR, hypothermia, ECMO and early reperfusion (the CHEER trial). Resuscitation. 2015 Jan; 86:88-94.


ECMO post cardiac Surgery

  1. Doll, Nicolas, et al. "Five-year results of 219 consecutive patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for refractory postoperative cardiogenic shock." The Annals of thoracic surgery 77.1 (2004): 151-157.

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