ECMO Systems

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is used as a hemodymanic support system to increase the flow of blood in the body to allow the heart and lungs to rest in critically ill patients. It is similar to a heart-lung by-pass machine used in open-heart surgery. It pumps and oxygenates a patient's blood outside the body with blood flowing through tubing to an artificial lung in to add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide. The blood is then the blood is warmed to body temperature and pumped back into the patient’s body. VA ECMO is connected to both a vein and an artery when there are problems with the heart and lungs. VV ECMO is connected to one or more veins, usually near the heart, and is used when the problem in the lungs.

  • The University of Maryland Medical Center has announced that David Bennett, the 57-year old patient with terminal heart disease who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified ...

  • In January, The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) successfully executed a groundbreaking porcine heart transplant procedure in a ...

  • January 10, 2022 — The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) announced today the first successful transplant of a genetically modified ...

  • December 26, 2021 — Here is a list of the most popular videos on the DAIC website from the past year in 2021 based on reader pageviews. Browse more videos. 1. VIDEO: ECMO Hemodynamic Support Effective ...

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June 29, 2022 — While lower vertebrates can repair their adult hearts after a heart attack, mammals — including humans — ...

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The University of Maryland Medical Center has announced that David Bennett, the 57-year old patient with terminal heart disease who made history as the first person to receive a genetically modified pig’s heart, passed away yesterday afternoon on March 8.
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The University of Maryland Medical Center has announced that David Bennett, the 57-year old patient with terminal heart ...

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In January, The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) successfully executed a groundbreaking porcine heart transplant procedure in a human. This was the first successful transplant of a genetically modified pig’s heart into a human patient.
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February 8, 2022 —  Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a lifesaving treatment for critically ill neonates ...

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The first pig heart to be transplanted into a human is moved from a perfusion transport system to the patient during the groundbreaking procedure January 7, 2022. This is the first human to receive a pig heart transplant. #Pigheart
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January 10, 2022 — The University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) and the University of Maryland Medical Center ...

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The most popular videos in 2021 included the use of ECMO for COVID-19 patients, a demonstration of the Medis QFR angiography image derived FFR system, and the use of remote EP monitoring systems.
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December 7, 2021 – Critically ill patients with COVID-19 can safely be transported for lifesaving extracorporeal ...

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September 13, 2021 — The growing use of mechanical circulatory support (MCS) may contribute to high levels of moral ...

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ECMO unit in use to support a severely ill patient at the University of Michigan. ECMO was shown to imporve survival and neuro outcomes in sudden cardiac arrest patients who do not respond to standard therapy.
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May 19, 2021 — A subgroup of patients who experienced an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) that did not respond to ...

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The Teleflex Manta large-bore vascular closure device can seal holes between 12 and 25 French.
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While many cardiac and vascular procedures have largely moved to minimally invasive techniques, the size of these ...

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February 25, 2021 — The first COVID-19 patient in the world was supported by the new Abiomed Breethe OXY-1 System, an ...

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An emotional reunion with COVID-19 patient Crystal Gutierrez and the clinicians and cardiologist who saved her life at ...

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February 16, 2021 — Crystal Gutierrez, a young mother who earlier in 2020 fell seriously ill from the effects of COVID ...

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COVID-19 related topics by far out-paced all other topics in cardiology in 2020 on the DAIC website. Several stories topped the list related to the cardiovascular issues with hydroxychloroquine being used as a treatment for the virus. Top new device technologies in 2020 included European approval of the Abbott Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, FDA approval of Medtronic's new Micra AV pill-sized pacemaker, and FDA clearance of the first drug-eluting stent with short-duration dual-antiplatelet therapy.
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Here are the top 25 best performing articles on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) website from 2020 ...

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