• Yannopolous Team Launches Advanced Mobile ECMO Truck

    University of Minnesota, The Leona M. & Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and health care system partners announce the launch of a truck outfitted with medical equipment and virtual reality technology to help experts attend patients remotely for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Learn more>

  • February is National Heart Month!

    Join us for National Heart Month! Exiting events every week throughout the month. Find out more!

  • World’s First ECMO Clinical Trial Shows Dramatic Increase in Survival Rate

    The Lancet has published the results of the first ECMO-based clinical trial in the world. The ARREST trial, led by Demetri Yannopoulos, MD, showed that patients were six times more likely to survive with ECMO than the standard treatment for cardiac arrest. Learn More >

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