I had the great privilege of being contracted by the good folks (and long time clients) at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami to document the use of the Spectrum Medical Quantum Heart Lung Machine by the hospital’s Heart Institute, a world leader in pediatric cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.
The new Spectrum Medical Quantum Heart Lung Machine helps doctors anticipate and prevent any complications in real-time during pediatric heart surgery. The equipment is designed to detect any changes during the surgery, react within a split second, and intervene to prevent potential serious complications. This gives the Nicklaus Children’s surgical team an extra edge to ensure patients undergoing surgery have the best outcomes.
The technology was possible because of a $1 million contribution by South Florida residents Howard and Debbie Belford, whose granddaughter had once received life-saving surgery at the hospital. The unit was the first dedicated pediatric cardiac unit in the Southeast and one of the few in the nation.
“This is revolutionary for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and an enormous safety net for children undergoing surgery”, said Dr. Redmond Burke, director of the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital. “We wouldn’t have this technology without the generosity of families like the Belford’s who wanted to help more families receive the same amazing care that their grandchild received here.”
Check out the video below to learn more and please consider supporting Nicklaus Children’s Hospital here > nicklauschildrens.org