The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology

Updates on extracorporeal life support in the world and challenges in Turkey


İstanbul Mehmet Akif Ersoy Göğüs ve Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kalp Damar Kliniği, İstanbul-Türkiye


Department of Pediatrics, Surgery and Bioengineering, Penn State Hershey Pediatric Cardiovascular Research Center, Penn State Hershey College of Medicine, Hershey-USA

Anatol J Cardiol 2013; 13: 580-588
DOI: 10.5152/akd.2013.182
Read: 1119 Downloads: 143 Published: 01 July 2021

Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is instituted for the management of life threatening pulmonary or cardiac failure (or both), when no other form of treatment has been or is likely to be successful. It has being used in developed countries for many years. ECLS has come into practice for a while in Turkey, in order to ECLS recommendations. However, most of them are postcardiotomy cases. However, this therapeutic option has more indications including its reason that brought it into practice. All equipment of the system has being changed with the developing technology. The aim of this paper is to point out this modality, to introduce equipment, and to give information about organization and management to bring this therapeutic option in Turkey in order.

ISSN 2149-2263 EISSN 2149-2271