A few weeks ago, we discussed REBOA, a cutting edge procedure to control hemorrhage. Let's go beyond cutting edge to the future of trauma and medical arrest care using a similar aortic catheter. This one allows you to administer blood and drugs to the proximal aorta.
Jim Manning, MD has been working on these issues for over two decades in his lab in North Carolina. This may very well be the future of CPR for medical and traumatic arrests.
Here are Dr. Manning's Disclosures: Inventor on patents for the Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion technology that are assigned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Co-Founder of Resusitech, Inc., a medical device company developing invasive resuscitation technologies.
Selective Aortic Arch Perfusion
The following slide shows where SAAP may fit in with the other therapies for cardiac arrest:
And this one shows a possible progression during arrest:
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Jim gave a lecture for GSA HEMS that is fantastic!