Jakob Gjedsted, Finn Møller-Pedersen, Vibeke Lind Jørgensen, Thomas Pasgaard, Dorthe Viemose Nielsen, Jacob Greisen, Peter Hasse Møller-Sørensen & Steffen Christensen
Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V06200413
Veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VV-ECMO) is an established treatment option in critically ill patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). The overall mortality in patients with ARDS has fallen over the past 30 years. VV-ECMO for selected patients has contributed to this. In Denmark, VV-ECMO is centralised to Aarhus University Hospital and Rigshospitalet, as it is a complex multidisciplinary therapy. The treatment involves many specialities and personnel groups, all with special training and experience. This review presents the current literature in the ARDS and ECMO treatment.