What is venovenous pediatric ECMO?

Updated: Dec 21, 2017
  • Author: Edwin Rodriguez-Cruz, MD; Chief Editor: Stuart Berger, MD  more...
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In venovenous bypass, a double-lumen cannula is placed through the right jugular vein into the right atrium. Desaturated blood is withdrawn from the right atrium through the outer fenestrated venous catheter wall, and oxygenated blood is returned through the inner lumen of the catheter and is angled to direct blood across the tricuspid valve.


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