Case of the Month #11 - VV ECMO

Published 02/02/2022

Principles of VV ECMO

VV ECMO provides oxygenation and decarboxylation at a point distinct from the lungs; facilitating lung rest allowing a bridge to recovery. The circuit consists of four key components: a venous cannula for blood drainage, blood pump, membrane oxygenator and venous cannula for return of blood.