Portable heart-lung machine saving lives

A pared-down version of a life-support system previously confined to hospital operating rooms is now saving lives in ambulances. The device, developed by two physicians at Montreal's Royal Columbian Hospital, takes over heart and lung functions for patients whose condition makes it too dangerous to transport them without such support. Many lives have been saved by the device over the past three years.

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