How New Support Devices Change Critical Care Delivery

01 Mar, 2019

Mechanical support devices are used to support failing cardiac, respiratory, or both systems. Since Gibbon developed the cardiopulmonary bypass in 1953, collaborative efforts by medical centers, bioengineers, industry, and the National Institutes of Health have led to development of mechanical devices to support heart, lung, or both. These devices are used as a temporary or long-term measures for acute collapse of circulatory system and/or respiratory failure. Read More