Acknowledgements of Aarhus University Hospital, in connection with the use of the mini-mobile heartlung machine.
Aarhus University Hospital has received the ELSO-Award (Extracorporeal Life Support Organization). Worldwide acceptance.
Benchmarking delivery of institutional ECMO support. Advocating for technological and industry-based ECMO delivery and device.
The driving-force behind the mini-mobile heartlung machine have been chief doctor Benedict Kjaergaard, Aalborg University Hospital and Aarhus University Hospital. He succeeded and have years ago received the Danish decoration “Knight of Dannebrog”.
Statement by Doctor Martin Noergaard, Aalbord University Hospital:
Regarding the prototypes: “Prototypen af Mini-mobil hjertelunge maskine redder ikke kun livet for hypothermia patienter, men har også vist sig at være utrolig effektiv ved andre hjertesvigt patienter.”
The mini-mobile heart/lung machine does not only save life of hypothermia patients, but also have a remarkable efficiency to all other reasons of heart failure.
Statement by Doctor Søren Thomsen, Aalborg University Hospital:
Regarding the prototypes: “Prototypen er en god livsredder at have, nogle patienter har undgået døden i H1N1 epidemien, bedre kendt som svine-influenza”.
The prototype is a good lifeguard to have. With this machine some patients avoid dead under H1N1 epidemic, better know as swine-flu.
Chief Doctor Benedict Kjaergaard, he is now clinical-lecturer at Aalborg University, have often been frontpage-materiel in the news-papers. Some of the headlines (translated):
“Chief doctor saves lifes given up by others”, “Benedict Kjaergaard and his staff have often revived patients given up by others” “Long death-fight in Limfjorden, the result of gratitude to the miracle-doctor”. “Danish soldier in Afghanistan survived projectiles” “Andreas was placed on the wharf given up by other doctors. Benedict Kjaergaard connected Andreas to a prototype and Andreas survived and finished his examination”.
The Prototype has been unavoidable in acute situation, Therefore it is always packed. We never know what we are called for. Step by step, they only call us, when others can not help the patient any more, Doctor Kjaergaard said.
“Benedict Kjaergaard dare using methods other perceive as crazy or untraditional”. Said of other doctors. Maybe therefore, today we have
the perfect prototype of Catoli One mini-mobile heartlung machine.
Many people name Benedict Kjaergaard as a hero. According to himself, he is no hero, just a common hospital-doctor.
Aalborg University Hospital has in many positive ways highlighted the mini-mobile heartlung machine.