Today's CPR only replaces 35% of blood flow, which is not enough to resuscitate most patients; and does not buy enough time to bridge patients to advanced treatments.
Cardiac arrest is a major health problem accounting for an estimated 15-20% of all deaths with a survival at only 1 out of 10 when treated today. In the US the societal burden of sudden cardiac arrest is 40-50% of all life years lost from all of cardiac diseases. Current standard of care (CPR & AEDs) does not reach high enough blood pressure to successfully resuscitate most patients, or provide enough time to successfully bridge patients to more advanced treatments.
Accidents is the leading cause of death under the age of 45 and critical bleedings accounts for a third of these deaths. There is similarly an unmet need for improved tools to help treat these patients.