ECMO News

This Radical New Method Regenerates Failing Lungs With Blood Vessels Intact

September 20, 2017

Save for the occasional burning pain that accompanies a run, most people don’t pay much attention to the two-leafed organ puffing away in our chests.

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After Bariatric Surgery, ECMO Saves

November 16, 2016

Glenn McMahon, a 56 year-old man from New Jersey, thought his bariatric surgery would only require an overnight stay. Following surgery, however, Glenn developed pneumonia and a severe form of the acute respiratory distress syndrome. He ended up in the intensive care unit fighting for his life.

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From Miracle Patient to ECMO Ambassador

November 10, 2016

Prasha Tuladhar’s sneakers, horn-rimmed glasses, and chic cropped hair could be the hallmarks of any New Yorker: shiny, sharp, shrewd. Little would onlookers know that without NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center’s ECMO Program treating acute respiratory failure, Prasha would not be alive.

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4th Annual ECMO Awareness Fundraiser

November 1, 2016

The 4th Annual ECMO Awareness Fundraiser, whose proceeds benefitted the Medical ECMO Program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, had a soaring turnout on October 9th, 2016 in Nansen Park, Staten Island.

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Nell Pritchard, Breathing Easy

August 9, 2016

Nell Pritchard battled cystic fibrosis her entire life.  She had a fairly normal childhood, despite her disease.  However, in 2011, her condition deteriorated rapidly.  It became clear that her only chance at survival was to receive a lung transplant.  The ECMO team raced against time to stabilize her and transport her to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia for her lifesaving transplant.

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Platinum Center of Excellence Celebration

July 13, 2016

On July 13th, we celebrated NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center's recent designation as a Platinum Level Center of Excellence for ECMO. NYP/CUMC is one in only five institutions in the world to receive the Platinum Award from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (ELSO).

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