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Echmo Treatment


Medica is the largest and most advanced ECMO center in Asia. Our ECMO journey started in 2014. The ESLO certified centre houses the largest number of ECMO machines in eastern India, supported 24×7 by ECMO specialists. Our experienced specialists have been involved in successful retrieval and transport of patients on ECMO support from other regions/states.


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What is ECMO?

It is a procedure in which blood is pumped outside the body to a heart-lung machine, which removes carbon dioxide and oxygenates the blood before returning it to the patient’s body.

What are the Heart conditions that may need use of ECMO?

Patients who exhibit the following medical conditions may require the use of ECMO:

  • Heart attack (acute myocardial infarction)
  • Heart muscle disease (decompensated cardiomyopathy)
  • Inflammation of the heart muscle (myocarditis)
  • Life-threatening response to infection (sepsis)
  • Low body temperature (severe hypothermia)
  • Some Lung conditions that may need use of ECMO

Respiratory conditions that also require to be treated through ECMO are:

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), Respiratory Failure
  • Blockage in a pulmonary artery in the lungs (pulmonary embolism)
  • Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
  • Defect in the diaphragm (congenital diaphragmatic hernia)
  • Flu (influenza), Pneumonia, Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome
  • High blood pressure in the lungs (pulmonary hypertension)
  • Trauma

Our Experience

  • More than 140 cases handled with 50% success rate.
  • Pioneers in treatment of COVID cases with ECMO support in eastern India
  • ECMO Society of India’s accredited centre for Fellowship Programme on ECMO

Our ECMO team has been involved in Air Ambulance transfer of critically ill patients on ECMO support (first such cases in eastern India) in October 2020 – from Siliguri and Bhubaneswar

MEDICA is the largest and most advanced ECMO center in Asia.

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The Outcomes of Using ECMO in Covid-19

In recent times, most of the studies revealed that using ECMO at the right time, in suitable patients, and by the right specialist may improve the survival rate and reduce mortality. Studies also show that the deaths were more in less experienced centers than in more experienced centers. Some studies suggest that ECMO is a valuable intervention in selected patients suffering from COVID-19.

Why Medica?


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Common Questions

Our OPDs start from as early as 9AM and extend till 5PM, from Monday to Saturday. We comprise a precinct of renowned medical professionals who are well-supported by state-of-the-art infrastructure that aids our doctors in providing comprehensive treatment to all of our out-patients. You can call or book an appointment online through our website. A dedicated team-member will reach out to you with the confirmation of your appointment.

You can avail Medica’s ambulance service 24x7. Our trained paramedics bring basic and advanced ‘Life Support’ medical care directly to the patient, be it at the patient’s home, at work, or at the site of the accident. Ambulance charges will vary as per the nature of the distress call, distance, and type of ambulance service availed at the time. Call @ 033-65000600 for more information on our ambulance service.

To book an appointment with our experts, visit our website and fill in the patient details and contact no. A team member from the concerning department will reach out to you to confirm your appointment and provide you with further details.

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