Jayalalithaa is on ECMO

rp_jayalalitha-278348743874-300x222-300x222-1-300x222.jpgThe Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalithaa who is undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals,Greams Road, suffered a cardiac arrest this evening. She is on extracorporeal membrane heart assist device and is being treated by a team of expert doctors and critical care specialists.

Dr. Richard Beale from London has also been consulted and he has concurred with the line of treatment by our cardiologists & pulmonologists.

Apollo in its statement said Our prayers are with her and we hope she will recover soon. We request all of you to pray for her good health and well being. Please join us in praying for her speedy recovery.

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a modified heart-lung machine that pumps and oxygenates a patient’s blood, thus allowing the heart and lungs to rest. Traditionally, physicians have used it to provide cardiopulmonary support to patients recovering from lung failure, heart failure or surgery.