Royal Brompton’s Adult Intensive Care Unit appeared on Channel 4 News last night (Monday, May 18th) as Health and Social Care Correspondent Victoria Macdonald reported on ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine) and how, when ventilation is no longer enough to keep a patient alive, ECMO is often the last hope for the sickest patents. Read more
Specialists at Royal Brompton Hospital’s severe respiratory failure service have established a clear link between Covid-19 and blood clotting, by using hi-tech CT scans to take images of lung function in patients most seriously affected by the disease. All of those tested suffered a lack of blood flow, suggesting clotting within the small vessels in the lung. Read more
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