FARMINGTON, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Physicians now use extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) to successfully treat patients with severe pneumonia, influenza, pulmonary hypertension, and heart and lung injuries. As a leader in its expanded application, the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) uses ECMO to treat critically ill patients.
BroadcastMed and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) present Enrique Diaz-Guzman Zavala, MD, on the UAB MD Learning Channel with his review of the expanding role of ECMO in patient care.
ECMO takes on the function of the heart and lungs by routing the patient’s blood into the machine for carbon dioxide removal and oxygen addition. The device then pumps the blood back into the body. ECMO services are typically available only in large hospitals such as UAB, with major critical care, transplant and trauma programs.
View the presentation and learn more at http://learnmd.uabmedicine.org/videos/uab-adult-ecmo-program. Physicians can find other medical topics at UAB MD Learning Channel, http://learnmd.uabmedicine.org.
About UAB Medicine
Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to research and patient care, UAB Medicine is an internationally renowned academic medical center and the premier health care facility in the state of Alabama. UAB Medicine delivers knowledge that will change your world through providing outstanding patient care; developing advancements in scientific discovery and biomedical research; and providing a strong foundation of education and training for professionals. We strive to be a place where patients want to come for care; employees want to work; faculty want to practice and conduct research; students, residents, and fellows want to learn; and donors want to give to a better future. Learn more at uabmedicine.org.
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