AdvancedCPR Solutions® (ACS), develops and markets solutions to potentially improve survival outcomes from sudden cardiac arrest — the leading cause of death in the US and Europe of adults over 40 years of age, and the third largest cause of death overall (estimated at >470,000/yr. in the US).1
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)
Sudden cardiac arrest, the abrupt loss of heart function that occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions, is a leading cause of death globally, claiming a life every 90 seconds and taking more lives annually than breast cancer, lung cancer and HIV/AIDs combined.2
The ElevatedCPR® Method
The ElevatedCPR method is a technologically-advanced technique for performing device-assisted head up CPR that incorporates raising the head, heart, and thorax in a multi-level elevation, in a timed sequence, in conjunction with best practice resuscitation protocols.
Founded in Minneapolis, MN as Minnesota Resuscitation Solutions in 2015, AdvancedCPR Solutions is the pioneer of the ElevatedCPR method, a broad, patent-protected evidence-based resuscitation technique centered on patient positioning that could potentially improve survival of sudden cardiac arrest. Our early stage medical device firm is focused on the development and commercialization of delivery mechanisms, methods, and devices that enable the ElevatedCPR method to potentially improve survival of cardiac arrest.
The Science Behind the ElevatedCPR Method
Preclinical studies have demonstrated a number of benefits associated with the ElevatedCPR method relative to intracranial pressure (ICP)3,4,5 cerebral perfusion pressure (CerPP)3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and coronary perfusion pressure (CorPP). 4,5,6,7,8,9
The ElevatedCPR method is used in conjunction with best practice standards including active compression-decompression CPR (ACD-CPR) or mechanical CPR devices and an impedance threshold device (ITD) to help regulate intrathoracic pressure while CPR is being performed.
Preclinical studies exploring the ElevatedCPR method as part of this bundle of care have shown a strong potential to improve resuscitation and survival from sudden cardiac arrest.4,7,8
The EleGARDTM Patient Positioning System precisely, rapidly, and consistently positions the patient for CPR and airway management and raises the patient into the proper multi-level elevation to support the use of the ElevatedCPR method in the pre-hospital and hospital settings.
1. American Heart Association Statistics, Update 2018
3. Benjamin, et al., Circulation, 2018
4. Ryu, et al., Resuscitation, 2016
5. Moore, et al., Resuscitation, 2017
6. Strobos, et al., Resuscitation, 2018
7. Moore, et al., Circulation, 2018
8. Debaty, et al., Resuscitation, 2015
9. Rojas, et al., NAEMSP, 2019
10. “Annual Incidence of Adult and Pediatric In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in the United States”.Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, July 2019.
September 10, 2020