Attached to an airway during CPR, the ResQPOD Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) enhances negative pressure in the chest to pull more blood back to the heart and lowers intracranial pressure non-invasively. When combined with high quality CPR, the ResQPOD has been shown in studies to increase neurologically-intact survival by 25% or more.
This occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating. It is commonly due to an abnormal heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation (VF), in which the electrical signals that regulate the pumping action of the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart go haywire. With the ventricles unable to pump blood to the organs and brain, the heart stops beating. If CPR is not given and the heart is not shocked back into regular rhythm with an AED, the body and the brain are deprived of oxygen and death results.
Take Heart Minnesota is a non-profit organization that operates entirely on philanthropic support.
Our mission is to promote the coordinated delivery of several proven therapies that, when used in combination, have the capacity to improve the survival rate of victims who suffer out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest. Our goal is to increase the survival rate from its current 5 percent to more than 20 percent.
Questions regarding Take Heart Minnesota can be directed to
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