Kenneth Palmer

Director
ECMO center Karolinska

Made and developed ECMO center Karolinska University hospital since 1986 which now is one of the three big centre in the world.

Worlds first and only plain ECMO-ICU 1999 – 900 patients neonate-pediatric and adult

Center of Excellence – since 2007

More then 200 lectures as invited speakers all over the world

Contribution to ECMO

  • Awake patients – since 1988
  • Long-run patients – since 1993 > 50 days
  • Leukemia patients – since 1993
  • Transports on ECMO – 750 on ECMO all over the world longest to Australia from Stockholm
  • MRI on ECMO – 2007 probably the only MRI on ECMO
  • Low saturation 70% – Discussion about totally whiteout lungs