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A Study of ECMO Machines In Critically Ill COVID-19 Patients

A new cohort study out of West Virginia University suggests one piece of life-support equipment, an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine, can be especially useful for treating some of these COVID-19 patients. But ECMO may be less helpful for COVID-19 patients who are older, who have preexisting conditions and whose heart function has deteriorated.