Swedish Medical Center
December 02, 2021

When doctors at Swedish Medical Center decided to use an ECMO machine to do what Nick McWilliams’ lungs could no longer do, they knew the father of three stood no better than a 50/50 shot of survival.

It’s sort of a last ditch, no-other-choices-available, effort to keep a COVID patient alive. The machine takes blood out of the body rich with carbon dioxide and returns it to the body rich with oxygen

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