In this video, cardiologist Dr Judith Cuypers discusses patients with congenital heart defects. Thanks to the introduction of surgical techniques, their life expectancy has dramatically improved. This has shifted the focus of care from survival to quality of life. For example, can you play sports with a heart defect and what about getting pregnant?
Erasmus MC participates in scientific studies of ECMO, or extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. This is a form of life support that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs.
Joining the forces and expertise of clinicians, laboratory specialists and scientists is essential in providing the best care for people with hereditary and familial tumors. Erasmus MC’s ‘Academic Center for Familial and Hereditary tumors’ brings these groups together.