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Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center

ECMO

We are the only hospital in the region – and one of two in Virginia – with the specialized team and equipment to provide life-saving extra corporeal membrane oxygenation care. This treatment takes over the work of the heart and lungs while the body heals. ECMO uses a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung and back into the blood stream. This treatment is led by the Children's Hospital Foundation Heart Center.