Inspired to Innovate: Could "liver dialysis" be a future treatment for liver failure?

Inspired to Innovate: Could "liver dialysis" be a future treatment for liver failure?

When someone suffers from acute liver failure, there usually isn't much medical personnel can do. Liver transplant may be an option for some patients, but not for everyone. What if there was a way to filter out the toxins from the liver so that it had a chance to heal itself? Specialists in the mechanical circulatory support program at Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute are studying a new therapy called "MARS" for the potential to do just that—giving patients with critical liver disease another possible option for recovery.