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A prospective, observational study will be performed measuring recirculation of blood through a veno-venous Extracoporeal Membrane Oxygenation (vvECMO) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) on vvECMO. ECMO blood flow will be adjusted with respect to recirculation.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients aged 18 years or older requiring veno-venous ECMO for treatment of refractory hypomxemia in ARDS.
patients aged 18 years or older
age < 18 years
hemodynamic instability during measurement of recirculation
inability to obtain patient's consent or consent of legal guardian