ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (TSCVS) Proposal for use of ECMO in respiratory and circulatory failure in COVID-19 pandemic era
A. Rüçhan Akar1, Serkan Ertugay2, Ümit Kervan3, M. Bahadır İnan1, Murat Sargın4, Çağatay Engin2, M. Ali Özatik3
1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara University School of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine, Izmir, Turkey
3Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ankara City Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
4Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Siyami Ersek Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.09293
The document is prepared to guide the members of the The Turkish Society of Cardiovascular Surgery (TSCVS) and other extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) centers worldwide to share experiences in using ECMO in COVID-19 pandemic.
Keywords : Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, pandemics, respiratory distress syndrome, shock
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