How Does A Heart-Lung Machine Work?

By Adam Pick on July 17, 2008

I get several patient questions about the heart-lung machine. Here’s a quick video with Dr. Oz that describes how the heart-lung machine works.

 

 

I hope this helped you learn more about the heart-lung machine!

Keep on tickin!
Adam


Written by Adam Pick
- Patient & Website Founder

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.

Adam Pick is a heart valve patient and author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery. In 2006, Adam founded HeartValveSurgery.com to educate and empower patients. This award-winning website has helped over 10 million people fight heart valve disease. Adam has been featured by the American Heart Association and Medical News Today.


Ginger French says on May 27th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

While I certainly understand the desire to protect anything that is copywrited, is it not possible for Blausen Medical Communication to make an exception in this case? There is not reason they could not have some really flashy opening and closing acknowledgements with a reminder that the material is available only because they understand the value it would be (is) to so many patients and their families.

I suspect, Adam, that you have already pursued this. But is there yet a possibility that a request with a large number of signatures from patients and cardiac valve surgeons from all over the country, with maybe some hospital and university administrators thrown in, could tip the scales in the other direction? Their name, in fact, could be displayed every second the video is running. Just a thought. I know how very hard you work for the rest of us! Ginger



Ginger French says on May 27th, 2014 at 7:59 pm

The second sentence in my comment has a double negative. One of the “not”s should be removed. I realize your original post was just shy of six years ago, so this may be rehash. If so, my apologies. I just did not see any other comments.
Ginger



Carol StJohn says on June 2nd, 2014 at 6:28 pm


Ginger French says on June 2nd, 2014 at 11:26 pm

Kudos! So much better than seeing a black screen, then Due to the …!

Typically I still have some questions, but I drive a car and I don’t know how everything in the engine works. However, a machine that work to keep one’s body alive so physicians and surgeons can do their work is a lot closer to home — it’s like having something crawl along side and take over for a time. Great to have even thought of this, let alone make it work!


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