Lack of ECMO treatment cost lives during delta surge | app

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Speaking from his hospital bed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, James Perkinson’s voice was hoarse. In February, he had just been removed from ECMO, the latest life-saving treatment in which a machine outside the body does the work of the heart and lungs.

Full recovery is expected to take a year or more for Perkinson.

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