Here’s the miracle device that kept me alive. The concept of ECMO has been around since the 80s. The procedures, technologies and associated treatments are still being tested and refined to try and make the survival rate as best as it can be. People all over the world are having their lives saved because of this.

The Cannula

This is the dual-direction ECMO cannula. It’s amazing to think that grey portion of this device was ALL inside my body, with only the two-prong’d portion outside. The grey part of the cannula was fed into the vein in my neck and pushed all the way into my heart to collect and deliver the blood. Amazing.