Advanced Lung Support
Cardiothoracic surgeons specialize in treating patients with advanced heart and lung disease. Specialists from around the country refer patients to University of Maryland experts for critical cases and leading-edge treatments.
Treatments for lung patients include:
- ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation), an artificial lung machine that "breathes" for patients when their lungs are unable to function
- Lung transplant
- Clinical trials
Cardiothoracic surgeons include:
This page was last updated: September 16, 2014