ECMO-facilitated resuscitation program shows 100% success rate in Cannulation

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  • 23-November-2020

A recent study done at the University of Minnesota found that the first four months of the Minnesota Mobile Resuscitation Consortium (MMRC) was 100% effective in cannulation for out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests. Cannulation is when tubes are located in large veins and arteries in the legs, neck, or chest in a patient by a health care provider.

The new study done at MMRC is the first community-wide ECMO-facilitated resuscitation program in the U.S.

A sudden cardiac arrest refers to when the heart and the blood flow to the heart and the whole body stops, leading to oxygen deficit and, finally, death unless treated immediately. With the mobile and cardiac arrest toolkits, one can deliver the expertise and equipment desired to stabilize people suffering from cardiac arrest within as little as 30 minutes. The ability to deliver these life-saving capabilities so rapidly and reach patients across the Twin Cities is a game-changer in cardiac arrest treatment. The study observed 63 consecutive patients registered in MMRC of ages 18-75 from 1 December 2019 to 1 April 2020. The study authors found that around 100% of patients were cannulated successfully without any identified safety issues. Out of which 58 patients were treated, and 43% were discharged from the hospital. The patients either return to their normal daily living or negligible disturbance to their daily lives.

The MMRC mobile ECMO program relaunched this September, following a disturbance due to COVID-19. Since then, the MMRC SUV response team has sustained to treat cardiac arrest patients and enlarge the number of centers where cannulation services are offered.

The main goal of the program is to get better cardiac arrest survival. The early results from the MMRC's efforts show more people are alive nowadays due to the hard work of all people involved in the noble program. The SUV-based team's success shows the new way of treating cardiac arrest.

In early 2021, the MMRC plans to launch a larger mobile ECMO truck equipped with medical equipment and virtual reality technology to assist experts in attending to patients distantly. This approach will let experts manage treatment on-site in the vehicle, reducing the time to treatment and expanding the program's area.

The increasing number of such programs is expected to crete more demand of advance and new automated CPR, thus creating a huge opportunity for the global key players of Automated CPR Device Market.

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