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NIH-Funded Study Demonstrates That Patients Receiving New CPR Devices (ResQPOD® and ResQPump™) and Cooling Have Improved Long-Term Brain Function Following Cardiac Arrest
Date:9/6/2011

survivors treated with either standard CPR or the ResQCPR System had poor neurological function at the time of hospital discharge. 

Dr. Marvin Wayne and colleagues compared long-term neurologic outcomes for those survivors who were treated in one of four ways: 1) standard CPR with no therapeutic hypothermia, 2) standard CPR with therapeutic hypothermia, 3) the ResQCPR System with no therapeutic hypothermia, or 4) the ResQCPR System with therapeutic hypothermia. Therapeutic hypothermia, which cools patients after cardiac arrest, is often used to help improve outcomes after cardiac arrest

ACSI previously demonstrated in laboratory studies that the ResQCPR System triples blood flow to the heart and brain when applied early in the treatment of cardiac arrest. Primary results from the ResQTrial, published earlier this year in The Lancet, demonstrated that use of the ResQPOD and ResQPump combination resulted in a greater than 50 percent increase in the number of patients who survived to hospital discharge with favorable neurological function compared with those treated with standard CPR. The 50% survival benefit was observed up to a year after cardiac arrest.

These new results from the ResQTrial Study will be presented at the American Heart Association in November 2011. ACSI has applied to the FDA to obtain approval of the ResQCPR System in the United States and hopes it will be widely available for patient care in the near future.

The ResQPOD® is an impedance threshold device (ITD) that selectively prevents unnecessary respiratory gases from entering the chest during the chest wall recoil phase of CPR. It is attached within the ventilation circuit between the airway device and the ventilation source. By therapeutically restricting airflow during CPR, the device creates a small but important negative pressure (vacuum) in the chest that has been shown in numerous human and animal clinical trials to increase b
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