AdvancedCPR Solutions Receives Additional Broad Patent Protection for its ElevatedCPR Method
[April 18, 2019: Minneapolis, MN] The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued emerging medical device firm AdvancedCPR Solutions (formerly Minnesota Resuscitation Solutions) an additional broad method patent for its ElevatedCPR method, which is exclusively licensed to the company (Patent number 10,245,209). This patent covers techniques for performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with a patient’s head and/or torso elevated. An intrathoracic pressure regulation device is also used to improve blood flow to the brain during resuscitation efforts. AdvancedCPR Solutions’ ElevatedCPR method could potentially improve outcomes after cardiac arrest, one of the leading causes of death worldwide, by lifting the head, heart, and thorax in a multi-angled incline, in a timed sequence, in conjunction with the best practice standards of resuscitation protocols.
“The concept of our ElevatedCPR method shows incredible promise to improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest,” commented Philip Faris, AdvancedCPR Solutions’ CEO. “This broad method patent further protects our intellectual property surrounding any form of CPR that involves raising the head.”
The ElevatedCPR method, sometimes referred to as device-assisted head up or gravity assisted CPR, is a technique for performing CPR while the head, heart and thorax of the patient are lifted in a multi-angled incline in a timed sequence. This positioning allows the body to drain venous blood from the brain while CPR is being performed; and preclinical evidence shows a number of potential benefits associated with this method relative to intracranial pressure (ICP), cerebral perfusion pressure (CerPP) and coronary perfusion pressure (CorPP).1,2,3,4 The ElevatedCPR method is intended to be used with a bundle of care including active compression-decompression CPR or mechanical CPR devices and an impedance threshold device (ITD) to help regulate intrathoracic pressure while CPR is being performed.
1 Moore, et al., Circulation 2018
2 Rojas, et al., NAEMSP 2019
3 Moore, et al., Resuscitation 2017
4 Moore, et al., Resuscitation 2018
Initial 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. Preclinical studies have shown doubled blood flow to and through the brain and other vital organs compared to today’s best-of-class CPR techniques and devices.1 In addition, when compared to circulation from hands-only CPR with the patient supine or head flat, the increase in cerebral circulation is profound, nearly 4-fold after 15 minutes of CPR.2 The ElevatedCPR method also produces an immediate and significant reduction in intracranial pressure.3 4
The company’s initial device, the EleGARDTM Patient Positioning System, precisely, rapidly, and consistently positions patients for the ElevatedCPR method in the pre-hospital and hospital settings. The EleGARD System has been adopted by several leading EMS agencies and will be widely available in 2019.
Founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2015 by an experienced team that previously developed multiple novel resuscitation technologies currently in widespread clinical practice, AdvancedCPR Solutions is an early stage medical device firm focused on the development and commercialization of delivery mechanisms, methods and devices that enable the ElevatedCPR method.