A 33-year-old previously fit female, 5 months postpartum, presented with shock, ARDS, metabolic acidosis and neutropenia as well as a severely impaired, non-dilated left ventricle. Treatment for community-acquired pneumonia was initiated including mechanical ventilation and significant vasopressor support. Venoarterial ECMO was started due to respiratory and cardiac failure, lactic acidosis and worsening organ function. Additionally, CytoSorb was added to the hemofilter circuit and antibiotics were administered. Treatment resulted in improved oxygenation, gradual resolution of lactic acidosis and most notably withdrawal of vasopressor support within 12 hours. The patient fully recovered and was asymptomatic two months later. This case demonstrates the novel and successful use of ECMO and cytokine removal in severe S.aureus sepsis with ARDS and cardiomyopathy and adds to the evidence showing cytokine adsorption as a compelling adjuvant therapy in severe sepsis.