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How Can Oxygen Be Delivered Without the Lungs?

Innovations in Critical Care

John Kheir, MD, discusses his journey to find a way to oxygenate blood without the use of lungs. Using microparticles injected with oxygen, Kheir and his team were able to keep rabbits with blocked windpipes alive for up to 15 minutes without a single breath. His technique has the potential to prevent cardiac arrest and brain injuries induced by oxygen deprivation.