Our Story

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

Focused on solutions to
potentially improve survival
outcomes from sudden
cardiac arrest, estimated at
deaths per year in the US.


The Problem:

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

In the US, 642,000+ cardiac arrests annually10
Dismal survival rates of 10.8% when SCA occurs out-of-hospital / 24% in-hospital1
Few standard of care updates to improve SCA outcomes over last 50 years

The Solution:

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.

When combined with the advanced post resuscitation therapies available today, preclinical studies show the potential exists to increase survival from ~10% today to 40%+ over next 7-10 years
This translates to an additional 240,000+ lives saved annually and a $672 billion estimated economic benefit to society yearly

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.

Latest News

EleGARD System Used Successfully in Bundle of Care at MSP Airport to Make a Difference in One Patient’s Survival

August 29, 2019

[August 29, 2019: Minneapolis, MN] Sixty-year old Greg Eubanks doesn’t remember much about that day in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.  He was walking from one gate to the next when he collapsed without warning, suffering a sudden cardiac arrest.  Bystanders saw Greg, a physically-fit succulent plant landscaper from California, collapse and alerted TSA airport officials, who quickly started to perform CPR.The statistical odds for patients like Greg surviving sudden cardiac arrest are grim: in the US, there are about 350,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests each year, and

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