ECMO Machines

Professor Nizar Yonan said ”

The “Centri-Mag” mechanical support devices have made a huge impact on improving our ability to manage the sickest heart and lung failure patients referred to our unit. By using those machines expertly, we can support the heart when it acutely fails, also in acute lung failure, the machine can drive the blood of the patient through an oxygenator that can support both the heart and the lungs or just the lungs through a therapy called ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation). By adopting this technology, we can keep patients alive until a long term treatment become available like a donor heart so the patient can have a heart transplant. Our experience with these devices has helped us keeping more than 60% alive and well long term, those patients would have certainly lost their lives with out the mechanical support

We are grateful to the New Start  charity for purchasing 2 machines to the benefit of patients referred to the transplant program at UHSM

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