Center for Acute Respiratory Failure

About the Center

The Center for Acute Respiratory Failure is part of the Price Family Center for Comprehensive Chest Care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center.

At the Center, we offer state-of-the-art care for adult patients who rapidly develop respiratory failure – typically from acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia, trauma, pulmonary embolism, or flare-ups of chronic lung diseases such as asthma, emphysema, or cystic fibrosis.

Services

Our services include the most advanced forms of mechanical ventilation and other specialized therapies to rescue patients with severe respiratory failure, including:

  • ECMO
  • Pulmonary Embolectomy and Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
  • Patient Transfers
  • Research, Clinical Trials

Who We Treat

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Pneumonia
  • Trauma, including direct injury to the lungs
  • Sepsis (blood infection)
  • Acute episodes of asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Bronchiecstasis
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Acute and chronic pulmonary thromboembolic disease
  • Other less common illnesses

Drs. Bacchetta & Brodie's article in New England Journal of Medicine.

Get the latest updates about ECMO and patients' stories on the Center's blog.