Research in applied cardiopulmonary physiology and extracorporeal support

How the right heart copes with venous return – was Frank Starling wrong all along?

We have recently published a paper exploring thermodilution methods during veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) ​1​. (Watch Video here). Traditionally, thermodilution methods have been the gold standard for cardiac output measurement. During the setting of VA ECMO, indicator or injectate gets sucked into the ECMO limb and gets passed into the pulmonary artery; therefore, […]