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Lande Edwards disposable membrane oxygenator, 1970.

Lande Edwards disposable membrane oxygenator, 1970.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


This is the 'lung' component of a heart-lung machine. Heart-lung machines are used in heart surgery to temporarily take over the functions of both the heart and lungs. The apparatus has a pump to circulate the blood around the body and an apparatus such as that pictured to add oxygen to the blood and remove carbon dioxide from it.

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