CPR Esophageal Balloon

  • Category: Medical Devices
  • Investment Status: Pre-Seed
  • Medical Field: Cardio-Vascular
  • Patent Status: PCT
  • Development Status: POC
  • Medical Center: Kaplan
  • Inventors: Dr. Nimrod Adi

An American Heart Association 2014 update suggests that more than 1,000 people suffer non-traumatic cardiac arrest outside hospitals—including about 26 children—each day in the U.S. Overall survival rates are approximately 10 percent but among young victims, the survival rate is about five percent. The aim of CPR is to stop arrhythmia by defibrillation and achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). In patients with shockable rhythm, only 50% will achieve ROSC and in patients with PEA/ASYSTOLE the rate of ROSC is poor. CPR may provide only about 10% to 30% of normal blood flow to the heart and only about 30% to 40% of normal blood flow to the brain so resuscitation rates of persons suffering out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are poor and there is thus a pressing need for improving resuscitation rates.

A system aimed to achieve the goals of CPR:

  • Increase aortic systolic pressure which affects cerebral perfusion pressure and cerebral blood flow.
  • To achieve higher CPP and decreased time to ROSC by augmenting aortic diastolic pressure.

The design of the system increases the probability of return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) in patients suffering from cardiac arrest. The system employs an arrangement of sensors and a control module that provides medical personnel with the necessary real-time feedback about the quality of the resuscitation measurements employed.