What is Respiratory Dialysis®?

Respiratory Dialysis is a simple, minimally invasive approach to extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal (ECCO2R) for patients with acute hypercapnic respiratory failure. The Hemolung RAS provides Respiratory Dialysis using a simple extracorporeal circuit, low blood flow rates, and a small veno-venous catheter.

What are the applications for Respiratory Dialysis®?

Stage Therapy Goal Effect of Hemolung CO2 Removal Example Diseases
Pre-ventitator Prevent intubation and avoid invasive mechanical ventilation Reduces work of breathing, corrects acidosis and gives patient time to recover from acute de-compensation Acute exacerbation of COPD
Acute on ventilation Enable lung protective ventilation Permits de-escalation of ventilator settings while simultaneously correcting acidosis Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
 

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