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You can access this
clinical trial
if you have
Cardiac Arrest
and you are
over 18
years old
The phase for this study is not defined.
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The purpose

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is used to maintain adequate perfusion of vital organs in cardiac arrest patients and is fundamental for the neurological outcome and survival of these individuals. Unfortunately, the quality of CPR may be inadequate due largely to ineffective chest compressions resulting from rescuer fatigue and interruptions in compressions. The LUCAS device (Lund University Cardiopulmonary Assist System, Jolife, Lund, Sweden), introduced in 2002, is the most extensively tested and applied automated alternative to manual CPR for in-hospital care of cardiac arrest patients and during ambulance transfer; the feasibility of application of this device in helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) operations, however, has never been addressed. The objective of this project is to equip the three active rescue helicopters in South Tyrol with the LUCAS 2 mechanical chest compression device to answer the question: What is the feasibility and efficiency of using this device for prolonged CPR in cardiac arrest patients requiring CPR during HEMS rescue operations and transport?

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Tris trial is registered with FDA with number: NCT01745926. The sponsor of the trial is Institute of Mountain Emergency Medicine and it is looking for 18 volunteers for the current phase.
Official trial title:
Implementation of LUCAS 2 in Helicopter Rescue in South Tyrol