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  • 1. Neurologic catastrophe (e.g., cerebral hemorrhage, infarction, edema) Moribund state/terminal condition with markedly reduced life expectancy (70 years) Multisystem organ failure Duration of mechanical ventilation greater than 7-10 days Marked obesity (weight >150 kg; due to excessive flow demands on the circuit) Inexperienced center; resources not organized to provide ECMO