SESSION TITLE: Mechanical Ventilation & Respiratory Failure I
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: ECMO is used for critically ill patients with respiratory and/or cardiac failure when conventional therapies are unsuccessful. ECMO is associated with a high therapy-related complication rate, mortality and financial burden. Given the high risks and cost of care with an ever-growing list of indications, the aim of this study was to evaluate our ECMO outcomes and to determine factors associated with in-hospital mortality.