NICE has been notified about this procedure and will consider it as part of its work programme.

The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) will consider this procedure and NICE will issue an interventional procedures consultation document about its safety and efficacy for 4 weeks’ public consultation. IPAC will then review the consultation document in the light of comments received and produce a final interventional procedures document, which will be considered by NICE before guidance is issued to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Status Discontinued
Process IP

Heart failure can be caused by a number of factors that make the heart a less efficient pump. In this procedure an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine takes blood from the body, pumps it through a membrane that adds oxygen and removes carbon dioxide, and continuously pumps this blood into and around the body. 


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
30 August 2016 Discontinued. Discontinued

For further information on how we develop guidance, please see our page about NICE interventional procedures guidance