Crash Episode: Iowa OHCA ECMO Save – with Andrew Karl Terry

Crash Episode – This is a great example of where a little persistence with your colleagues can help save someone's life.  Dr. Andrew Karl Terry, having had only limited exposure to ECMO, was able to encourage his Cardiologists to put a witnessed VF patient on ECMO.  The rest is history!

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Sarah chamberlain
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Wowzers Dr. Santa!!! Kudos to you for planting the seed and saving his young life! I am so grateful for our awesome ER team, miss you all ❤️

tom fiero
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thank you Andrew Karl, and thank you Zack. this is what it is about. sometimes i feel like we are coming out of the dark ages. one hundred years ago, slightly more, the biggest health advance was sanitation. antibiotics less than 100 years. CT’s were a joke, a new toy, when i started. ultrasound? and now theres a handful of “renegades” around the planet, who are growing in numbers, who , like andy karl, within a few seconds , change a fifty year old man from dead to very alive, with ECMO. we had a 13 year old who took… Read more »
David Shufelt
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I am very grateful to be alive. I am the gentleman that Dr. Terry was very persistent in getting on Ecmo. My hope is, that there will be many more lives saved like mine was by Ecmo. With doctors like Dr. Terry, I am sure there will be.Thanks to edecmo.org for doing these podcasts A big thank you to Dr Terry for sharing my story and his part in saving my lIfe.

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