Ethical issues surrounding the use of post cardiotomy ecmo

Constantine Mavroudis, Constantine D. Mavroudis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


There are myriad ethical issues associated with the initiation, maintenance, and termination of ECMO in post-cardiotomy patients. As ECMO becomes more commonly implemented, it is important to consider many of these ethical issues in consenting, counseling, and comforting families who are struggling to grasp the technical, medical and ethical issues that this technology presents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBioethical Controversies in Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783030356606
ISBN (Print)9783030356590
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020


  • Compassion fatigue
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Futility
  • Informed consent
  • Medical ethics
  • Post cardiotomy ecmo

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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