Episode # 53 What is acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)?
Paula Blonski, President ARDS Alliance
Rick Bressler, ARDS Survivor
Today we had an interesting conversation with Paula Blonski, President-ARDS Alliance and Rick Bressler a patient who had Covid double lung pneumonia, Covid induced ARDS, but he ultimately needed a double lung transplant to survive. Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is an acute, diffuse, inflammatory form of lung injury and life-threatening condition in seriously ill patients, characterized by poor oxygenation, pulmonary infiltration, and acute onset.