A patient uses ECMO

Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Making strides in medicine. The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute recently used extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, a life support technique used in patients with life-threatening heart or lung problems to save a life.

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The WVU School of Medicine Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery is paving the way through innovation in the field of medicine. As we continue on our path of teaching our fellows and serving the West Virginia region, we invite you to come see why you belong here!

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