Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Patient Stories

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Sand Drowning: Edgar’s ECMO Story

Edgar outside

A day at the beach turned into a nightmare when a sand cave collapsed on Edgar. He was rushed to CHOP where a world-renowned ECMO team saved his life.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: Albe’s Story


Albe was rushed to the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for sudden cardiac arrest. The Critical Care Medicine team was ready to save his life.