Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation contraindications

J. Kyle Bohman, Misty Radosevich, Shihab Sugeir

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Contraindications to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are generally conditions which substantially increase the risks involved with extracorporeal support or conditions which are associated with significantly worse outcomes with extracorporeal support. Contraindications are typically differentiated as either absolute or relative contraindications, of which there are very few absolute contraindications to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The mostly widely cited contraindications to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are those proposed in the major expert consensus statements published in the literature and those recommended by the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. In the following chapter, we will summarize these contraindications and explore the literature forming their foundation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiopulmonary Bypass
Subtitle of host publicationAdvances in Extracorporeal Life Support
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780443189180
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022


  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
  • allocation
  • contraindication
  • exclusion
  • triage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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