ECMO technique increases survival rate of critically ill patients
admin 10-10-2020, 21:17
ECMO technique increases survival rate of critically ill patients
Panorama of the Cho Rây hospital scientific conference.

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, commonly known as ECMO (the acronym for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), designates, in intensive care, an extracorporeal circulation technique offering both cardiac and respiratory assistance to patients including the heart and /or lungs are not able to provide gas exchange compatible with life.
According to associate professor Pham Thi Ngoc Thao, in 10 years of implementing this technique, Cho Rây hospital has used it on 349 patients, with withdrawal rates of 71% and hospital discharge of 57. %, above the world average (55%).
"Thanks to ECMO, two-thirds of patients with cardiovascular diseases are saved, and the probability of success of hospital emergencies increases to 90% instead of 70% previously" , she insisted at the annual scientific and technological conference of this hospital held on October 9.
Cho Rây Hospital is the first unit in the South to be equipped with the ECMO system, which represents new hope for seriously ill patients.
In particular, during the COVID-19 epidemic, after 43 days of ECMO, patient N ° 91 (an English airline pilot) was able to be saved. He recovered and returned to a normal life.
In the epidemic zone of the province of Dà Nang, despite comorbidities, patients N ° 472 and 582 were able to recover and leave the hospital thanks to an intervention of Cho Rây hospital by ECMO.
"While in the past ECMO was viewed as the last resort with low efficacy, now, through modernization, this technology is helping to increase the rate of patients saved" , Pham Thi Ngoc Thao confirmed.
Pham Thi Ngoc Thao presents his report on ECMO technology.

All over the world, more and more ECMO centers have been established. Faithful to the progress of world medicine, Cho Rây Hospital has also sent doctors in training abroad for more than 10 years and now has a staff of experts in this technique. They can pass their knowledge on to many other medical institutions across the country.
In addition to the report on ECMO techniques, this year's annual scientific conference presented many other important reports related to all areas such as transplantation, emergency resuscitation, cardiology, urology, hematology, cancer, trauma, orthopedics and more. musculoskeletal system.
Nguyên Tri Thuc, director of Cho Rây hospital said that with more than 190 subjects in all fields, the annual scientific conference of the hospital. "Cho Rây is considered a kind of scientific festival" .
The event not only updates the latest information and techniques in diagnosis and treatment, but also offers physicians many opportunities to interact with international luminaries. These sessions were broadcast online.
Text and photos: Quang Châu /CVN