CASE STUDY - PCI
Like hospitals across the globe, the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) struggled to improve survival of cardiac arrest patients. Too often, patients would die before they could receive the treatments they needed – often PCI to unblock constricted arteries.
At least, that was the case until they brought in the LUCAS Chest Compression System. By using LUCAS as a bridge technology, the UCM Cath Lab team was able to ”buy time” by performing high-quality CPR while the team resolved the patient’s underlying issue. Providers were also no longer subject to radiation exposure or required to do CPR while straining over a table or gurney.
”This patient almost certainly would not have survived
if we didn’t have a device like the LUCAS chest compression system.”
Dr J Paul, MD, University of Chicago Medicine, IL, US
Read how UCM use mechanical CPR to buy time