SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Critical Care IV
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is commonly used in potentially reversible severe cardiac or pulmonary failure. The use of ECMO is shown to improve survival and recovery in severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Survival rates are reported to be up to 70% in patients requiring ECMO. We present a case of suboptimal oxygenation with ECMO in a patient with severe ARDS secondary to bilateral cytomegalovirus pneumonia.