Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
For patients with severe cardiac or respiratory failure, shock, or coma, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an advanced life support option that pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood outside the body. This allows the heart and lungs to rest and heal as they are essentially bypassed.
While ECMO doesn’t treat or cure disease by itself, it is a highly specialized procedure that can provide an invaluable second chance for patients, helping when the body is unable to provide itself with enough oxygen.
At Texas IPS, we are passionate about providing life-saving support for critically ill patients. In addition to our advanced ECMO facilities, we are proud to work with the Institute for Extracorporeal Support to lead the conversation and education on ECMO, endeavoring to improve patient outcomes beyond our four walls.
OUR METHODS OF HEALING
- Cardiac surgery critical care
- Critical care management
- Interstitial lung disease
- Obstructive lung disease
- Sleep disorders
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Interventional pulmonary service
- Pulmonary embolism
- Hospital discharge & post ICU outpatient clinic
- Quality improvement
- COVID-19 recovery
- Neuro critical care
- Evaluation of lung nodules/masses
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Smoking cessation program
- Home and facility sleep testing
During the pandemic, as doctors and researchers scrambled for ways to save lives and fight back a brand new virus wreaking havoc on patients, a four-letter acronym gained new attention in the mainstream press.