How an ECMO machine and love mended a broken heart
Doctors say more people might survive devastating infections and heart attacks if Scotland had more ECMO machines.
They take over the work of the lungs to oxygenate blood around the body.
Specialists at a medical conference in Glasgow have been told that Scottish patients often have to be sent to England or even abroad.
BBC Scotland's health correspondent Eleanor Bradford has met one man who owes his life to an ECMO machine and old-fashioned true love.
03 Jun 2016
- From the section Scotland