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Solutions supporting your ARDS patients

“In the modern ICUs, when facing ARDS patients, there is a package of possibilities in order to adapt to the different conditions and severity for a high percentage of success.”

- Professor Massimo Antonelli

ARDS patients - still a major problem inside the ICU

Professor Massimo Antonelli, Chair, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, A. Gemelli University Hospital of Rome, Italy, share with us some facts and figures about Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) patients and explain what can be the journey of the most severe ones in the intensive care units.

Supporting you in the battle against ARDS

At all steps of ARDS patients care, Getinge can support you with a complete solution of ventilators like the state-of-the-art Servo-u, ECMO system and advanced monitoring equipment, and with a fully dedicated sales, service and supported by training staff.


With the rapidly deployable Cardiohelp system, patients can receive portable, seamless heart-lung support at the bedside or in the field. Mechanical extracorporeal assist allows clinicians to gain valuable time. Quickly connect patients to a hand-held mechanical life support system anytime, anywhere.


Keep your patients safe and comfortable with tools that encourage patient-ventilator synchrony, minimizing the need for sedation, reducing complications and promoting early weaning.


Each therapy decision can have critical consequences. We provide less invasive and more ergonomic tools that help you make proactive clinical decisions, especially in critically ill patients.

Did you know that ECLS could be a life saver for ARDS patients?

Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) continues to have still has a high mortality rate. Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) can be a good therapy option when standard therapies fail. The use of ECLS for adult ARDS has increased over the last decade. More and more specialized centers use perform ECLS today, and there are many reports available that confirm that ECLS therapies deliver improved outcomes for adult ARDS patients.

Explore the therapy option for ARDS patients

Can we quantify pulmonary edema?

Would it not be great if you could quantify pulmonary edema in complex indications such as ARDS? The parameter Extra vascular lung water (EVLW) reflects the interstitial, intracellular, alveolar, and lymphatic fluid in the lungs.

Thus, for diagnosis and management of ARDS, EVLW is a valuable tool and helps to base decisions on facts not on feelings.

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