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CHOC has been recognized for its excellence in extracorporeal life support (ECLS), also known as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
Alicia underwent several surgeries in her early days of life to repair a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), a hole in the diaphragm that allows abdominal organs to move into the chest.
By Dr. Michele Domico, medical director, CHOC Children’s ECMO service Children who are hospitalized with critical cardiac or pulmonary disease and don’t respond to current medical treatments might be candidates for a life-saving device called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). ECMO (also known as extracorporeal life support) is a heart and lung bypass machine that can be used to […]