ECMO是体外膜氧合的缩写. ECMO机类似于心内直视手术中使用的心肺旁路机. 它将病人的血液泵出体外并供氧,让心脏和肺得到休息. When you are connected to an ECMO, blood flows through tubing to an artificial lung in the machine that adds oxygen and takes out carbon dioxide; then the blood is warmed to body temperature and pumped back into your body.