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Protecting the Perfusion Field: How to Navigate the ECMO Staffing and Funding Crisis

Introduction to ECMO Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, or ECMO, is a life support technique used to deliver extracorporeal cardiovascular and pulmonary support using hemodynamic care and gas exchanges. Traditionally, perfusionists—highly specialized medical professionals who undergo approximately six years of training to earn their title—have been responsible for the initiation, monitoring, and troubleshooting of the heart-lung machines…
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Excellence in Extracorporeal Life Support Awarded to NYC Hospitals

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital Achieve Platinum Level Excellence in Life Support Award Sep 23, 2016, 7:00 AM NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - September 23, 2016) - The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure and Cardiac ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Pediatric ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital have been [...]
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Prematurely born lambs kept alive in artificial external placenta – human babies could be next

When babies are born extremely prematurely – before 24 weeks of development in the womb – their lungs aren't strong enough to provide their organs with the oxygen needed to develop properly. Nor are they strong enough to handle artificial ventilation. The result can mean a brief life for these tiniest of babies. A new artificial placenta that mimics conditions in the womb being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) might provide new hope. [...]
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Abided Impella

FDA likely to approve expanded indication of Abiomed's Impella heart pump: SEC filing

Abiomed ($ABMD) revealed in an SEC filing that the FDA has agreed to forgo an advisory panel meeting to discuss an expanded indication for its Impella 2.5, Impella CP, Impella 5.0 and Impella LD heart pumps, meaning permission to use the devices on emergency patients suffering from cardiogenic shock is a near certainty, and should [...]
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ECMO systems market projected to reach 287.6 million dollars by 2020 according to new research report

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) systems market growing at 4.0% rate and projected to reach 287.6 million dollars by 2020 according to new research report Global extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) system market report purpose is to cover the definition, description, and forecast. It involves deep dive analysis of market segmentation which comprises of submarkets, modality and [...]
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HEMOVENT ECMO

Hemovent is developing the world’s smallest and first self-contained and fully portable ECMO system

Hemovent Raises $6 Million in Series A Funding February 10, 2016 09:55 AM Eastern Standard Time AACHEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hemovent GmbH, an emerging medical device company, announced today that it has closed a $6 million Series A investment. Hemovent is developing the world’s smallest and first self-contained and fully portable Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) system [...]
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