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A Significant Medical History

In 1992 Yorkhill received its very first patient to use the ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) life support system. ECMO is a temporary means of supporting the function of the heart and lungs in infants and children which have conditions which are reversible and may be made better by temporarily resting the lungs and supporting the circulation. The Royal Hospital for Sick Children was the second centre in the UK to offer this pioneering facility.

Read the story from the Yorkhill Gazzette by clicking the image to the right.



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