LUCAS at PCR07 congress in Barcelona
Lund, May 30th, 2007
Last week, the LUCAS Chest Compression System was shown to 7 000 interventional cardiologists at the PCR07 congress in Barcelona. The device attracted attention in two clinical case presentations and was chosen as one of the ten most interesting novelties in the “innovative and emerging technologies” session. The response from the physicians was extremely positive.
The PCR07 congress is one of the most important international congresses on interventional cardiology, and it was the first time LUCAS Chest Compression System was exhibited. This activity was prompted by recently published case reports where LUCAS has acted as a valuable tool in the catheter laboratory. Abrupt closure of a main coronary artery, causing cardiac arrest during PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) is quite uncommon, but a disastrous situation with high mortality. It is widely recognized that it is difficult to provide prolonged manual compressions on a cardiac arrest patient on the cath lab table, without compromising on rescuer safety or compressions. LUCAS provides effective compressions that help sustain circulation and allows for continued intervention, eliminating the risk of a rescuer being exposed to X-ray or interrupted compressions.
“At PCR07, the potential of LUCAS and its benefits in the cath lab were recognized by the important group of coronary interventionalists. Angiography and PCI is a key therapy for acute myocardial infarction, which in turn is the most common cause behind a cardiac arrest.” says Erik von Schenck, CEO of Jolife.