Venoarterial bypass | definition of Venoarterial bypass by Medical dictionary
Venoarterial (V-A) bypass
The type of ECMO that provides both heart and lung support, using two tubes (one in the jugular vein and one in the carotid artery).
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The most common route for ECMO is a venoarterial bypass
where blood leaves the body through the right internal jugular vein and enters the body through the right carotid artery.