For the last couple of years as the transition from roller head to centrifugal systems has been underway, there has been some hesitancy by some neonatal ECMO programs to switch due to the general lack of a “neonatal or pediatric” centrifugal circuits.
Several of the individuals that make up the ECMO Advantage Specialist team have had extensive experience with the CARDIOHELP. But this was the first time an ECMO Advantage client that our team supported has used the CARDIOHELP on infants. There of course have been other ECMO programs that have used the CARDIOHELP on neonatal patients. I would encourage them to publish their use so that others can have some insight into this particular application.