The Scientific World Journal / 2014 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Monitoring of the Adult Patient on Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

Table 3

Similarities and differences between VA ECMO oxygenation and ventilation.

VariableAffects oxygenationAffects CO2 elimination

Diffusion gradientYesYes
Membrane surface areaYesYes
Blood flowYesNo
Fresh gas flow rateNoYes

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