News on the Division of Lung Diseases

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Research Feature
NHLBI study assesses health of residents in rural South for heart, lung disease Adults in the rural South region, which includes Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta, have some of the highest rates of heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the country. Heart failure rates, for example, are...
A photo of an ECMO machine is shown.
ECMO does not appear to complicate treatment for severe respiratory failure for adults with obesity A National Institutes of Health-supported study suggests that adults with obesity may benefit from the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), an advanced form of breathing support, when in intensive care for respiratory failure. ECMO’s...