Recently, a pregnant COVID-19 patient with severe respiratory failure was admitted to the University Clinical Hospital in Wroclaw, Poland. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) therapy was provided which enabled the patient’s lungs time to heal and a successful C-section was able to be performed two weeks later.
Topic: Product news from Getinge | ECMO
In addition to a huge demand for advanced ventilators, the fight against the new coronavirus COVID-19 has also increased the need for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), an approach that provides the body with oxygen when the lungs fail to perform this task. Getinge’s ECMO devices are designed to help keep critically ill patients alive while giving their damaged lungs time to recover.