Philips Lumify handheld ultrasound technology – Life saving technology in pre-hospital setting

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Recently physicians from the University of New Mexico treated a cardiac arrest patient with a hospital portable life-support system. Philips Lumify Handheld Ultrasound Technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit.

The new handheld technology ECMO system imitates the functioning of heart and lungs, circulating oxygenated blood for patients who suffered a cardiac arrest. But the UNM, Department of Emergency Medicine first introduced the ECMO program in the USA. Now this system has only been available in certain hospitals.

This machine is designed in the back of a specialized ambulance, which allows physicians to perform an ECMO procedure. Delivering this advanced care could improve the chances of survival upto 30 percent.  

Tha main advantages of this machine is:

  • It has excellent image quality
  • Easy to use
  • This portable ECMO technology offers life support during a crucial , 60 minute window following a heart attack.
  • Pre setting hospitals reduces the time required to diagnose patients and make crucial decisions about treatment.

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