Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Sometimes the lung function of COVID-19 patients deteriorates so much that even ventilators can’t save them. In that case, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machines may keep them oxygenated enough to survive. New research out of WVU provides insight into which COVID-19 patients tend to fare better on ECMO than others.
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