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  1. Hello,
    Welcome to medimetry.
    Thanks for the query.

    I can understand your concern for your sister.

    In intensive care medicine, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or extracorporeal life support (ECLS) is an extracorporeal technique of providing both cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life.

    This is the last resort and should be used in severe respiratory or cardiac distress..

    However treatment should also aim to reverse the cause of illness.

    Hope this helps.
    Take care!