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David Macků

Medical & Rescue Service Research & Development Czech Republic

Mr. David Macků M.D.

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Medical Doctor and Research Fellow
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Na Homolce Hospital


Extracorporeal Membranous Oxygenation in Warfare


Extracorporeal membranous oxygenation (ECMO) can provide cardiac and respiratory support for patients whose heart and lungs cannot perform their functions adequately. This hi-tech equipment can be understood as being artificial heart and lungs, standing outside the patient, connected by tubing, helping patients to survive. The army knows this device. There are known case reports when wounded soldiers were placed on ECMO in the army hospital on the battlefield and then were transported to the military home hospital for long-term and intensive care. ECMO stabilized their circulation and oxygenation. Now the question has arisen whether the ECMO can save more lives of soldier-patients, closer to battlefields. The basic guidelines for seriously wounded soldiers on the battlefield that should be following:

  • Hemostasis - Stopping bleeding
  • Anesthesia
  • Fluid replacement
  • ECMO Installation, heparinization, ECMO initiation
  • Transport to the army hospital
  • Surgery or intensive care with ECMO in the army hospital



Curriculum Vitae


Master of Science degree           Chemistry engineering at the Institute of Chemical Technology in Prague (1997)

Doctor of Medicine                        1st Medical Faculty of the Charles University in Prague (2003)

My main research focused on mechanical circulatory support devices, i.e. ventricular assist device, total artificial heart, and extracorporeal membranous oxygenation. Another research interests include Modeling of blood flow and pressure patterns, Technology Health assessment and Medical ethics

Professional Experience:

Research Fellow

2014 to present               Department of Cybernetics, FEE, CTU in Prague:


Medical doctor

2003-2008                           Department of Cardiovascular Surgery IKEM

2008 to present               Department of Biomedical Engineering, Na Homolce Hospital

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