Professor Carol Hodgson
Improving Outcomes for Patients Requiring Extracorporeal Life Support
Severe heart failure and cardiac arrest remain major causes of death in our community. Traditional treatment with drugs and standard resuscitation are associated with high failure rates.
The use of extracoporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) involves circulating all of the patient’s blood through large cannulae to external machinery every minute and represents a new…
Recovery after critical illness from cardiovascular failure
Each year around 130,000 Australians are admitted to an intensive care unit.
The sickest patients in the ICU who have severe failure of the heart may require an external device to pump and oxygenate their blood.
These interventions include the use of extracoporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) which involves circulating all of the patient’s…