Emsa, Integris Unveil Ambulance For Heart And Lung Patients

By Adam KempStaff writerakemp@oklahoman.comIntegris Health and the Emergency Medical Services Authority announced a new tool in the fight to save lives in Oklahoma. A new EMSA ambulance was unveiled outside the emergency room of Integris Health on Monday afternoon as doctors, nurses and EMTs gathered to take a look. The new unit, designated “ECMO 1,” will provide support to patients whose heart and/or lungs are no longer functioning due to disease or damage such as a heart attack, cardiac surgery, pulmonary embolism, near drowning or lung-related issues such as flu or pneumonia. ECMO, an abbreviation for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, is an advanced life-saving therapy. “In such conditions, ECMO can be considered a life-saving machine,” said Dr.Read more on NewsOK.com

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