Out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is associated with significant morbidity and
mortality, with some studies showing that only 50% of patients who have return of
spontaneous circulation (ROSC) during initial resuscitation will have neurologically
favorable outcomes. Of those who do not achieve ROSC the odds of survival are often
less than 4%. Given these statistics, many have wondered whether providing temporary
circulatory support via extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) would
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