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Take a breather

作者:程驳影    发布时间:2019-03-07 07:03:02    

An artificial lung has been developed by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. “If the lungs have been damaged by infection or inhalation of smoke or toxic gas, this can do the work while the lungs recover,” says Bill Federspiel, who developed the artificial lung with Brack Hattler. The “lung” is first inserted into the vena cava, the main vein returning blood to the heart from the lungs. Oxygen from a tank is then pumped to the device via a thin tube. The gas passes through a bundle of around 1000 hollow fibres inside the synthetic lung,

 

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