Minnesota medical device maker Advanced Circulatory Systems won a panel date with the FDA to review a PMA bid for its ResQCPR resuscitation systems.
iPhone app alerts public when CPR needed nearby: The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District of California launched a location-aware Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) iPhone application that is designed to alert citizens in the vicinity of an individual experiencing sudden cardiac arrest of the need for CPR. Application users who have indicated they are trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation can now be notified if someone nearby is having a cardiac emergency.
Advanced Circulatory Systems Inc. released positive results for a clinical trial for its ResQPump and ResQPOD cardiopulmonary resuscitation assistance devices.
The Roseville, Minn.-based CPR device developer and manufacturer said results from the study showed that the devices, when used in tandem, gave cardiac arrest victims a 53 percent better chance of survival than if they received standard CPR.
The American Heart Assn. changed the recommended procedure for administering cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, or CPR.
For years, doctors recommended that CPR be administered on patients by checking the airway first, providing breaths and then initializing chest compressions, coining the “ABC” acronym. The AHA said today that the order should be changed to CAB, recommending that compressions be applied first for "anyone who is unresponsive and not breathing normally."