November 2006 (Medialink) - Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in our country. The statistics are...
November 2006 (Medialink) - Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in our country. The statistics are frightening - 95% of all cardiac arrest victims die before they can get to a hospital.
American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines highly recommend the use of an impedance threshold device during CPR. Studies show that the device, which is about the size of a human fist, doubles the amount of blood flow delivering oxygen to vital organs, increasing a cardiac arrest victim's chances of survival.
In one city where EMS units regularly use the ResQPOD(r) impedance threshold device, overall resuscitation rates are up nearly 50% -- the highest in nearly 30 years. Medics from Cypress Creek, Texas, will announce those results this week at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association.
Unfortunately, not all cities have brought their EMS systems into compliance with the latest AHA guidelines.
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