Life-saving ECMO after brain injury

Flying airplanes at heights some people can’t fathom came naturally to Brandon Johnson, but it was a fall from a golf cart that landed the fearless 34-year-old pilot and flight instructor in the hospital – fighting for his life – with a life-changing head injury. On April 27, 2019 his parents, Mary and Paul, were…

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ECMO: Improving chances for survival when heart, lungs fail

A knock on his neighbor’s door may have saved Ahmed Warfa’s life. On November 11, the 49-year-old was experiencing chest pain when he went to his neighbor for help. “That’s the last thing I remember,” he said. “Until I woke up in the hospital.” Warfa doesn’t recall making the initial 911 call before he passed…

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