Respiratory failure / ARDS

We have many years' experience and are thus specialists in the care of patients with severe respiratory failure (ARDS, pneumonia, and other pulmonary diseases). State-of-the-art concepts are used for ventilation in the case of ARDS and other forms of severe respiratory failure (severe COPD and asthma). In the case of therapy-refractory respiratory failure, there is the possibility of extracorporeal oxygenation and circulatory support (including venovenous or venoarterial ECMO). In the case of long-term ventilation or persistent impairment of the respiratory tract (neurological or local causes), we use percutaneous dilatation tracheotomy.

Lung transplants are currently not performed at Inselspital.