ECMO is a life support procedure that replaces the function of the heart and lungs by mechanically delivering oxygen to the blood, writes Dailymail.
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This method was used just in the city where the outbreak began and the largest number of sick patients – in Wuhan. Thanks to this procedure, doctors managed to save a 53-year-old man who was in critical condition. According to doctors, his condition stabilized.
Doctors connected the patient to the ESMO machine / Photo: DailyMail
Dr. Xiaadjiang explained this by the fact that pneumonia can cause fluid to accumulate in the lungs and airways, which leads to respiratory arrest. However, by applying the ESMO machine to critically ill patients, the lungs are given the opportunity to recover, as a result of which the symptoms subside and the person becomes better for a while.
Recall that 2019-nCoV is actively migrating around the world and has already managed to take the lives of 17 people. There is still no cure for the new strain, but the United States is actively working on a vaccine.
nCoV – Symptoms Fever Headache; Cough, shortness of breath; Weakness,
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