FDA Approves AED Pro with See-Thru CPR

 

October 17, 2007

The FDA gave ZOLL Medical Corp., a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, clearance to market and sell the ZOLL AED Pro with See-Thru CPR technology, which is designed to help minimize interruptions in CPR.

ZOLL aims to comply with a key recommendation of the American Heart Association’s Guidelines for Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

See-Thru CPR is designed to reduce interruptions by allowing clinicians to see organized electrical activity during CPR compressions by filtering out compression artifacts. This lets rescuers see a patient’s underlying cardiac rhythm during resuscitation efforts and eliminates the need to stop compressions to see if defibrillation was successful. The AHA notes that a primary source of interruption of CPR is stopping to determine underlying ECG rhythm.

The AED Pro’s real-time feedback, Real CPR Help, includes a metronome set at the AHA-recommended 100 beats per minute and a screen display, which helps rescuers achieve the optimum rate and depth of compression levels through audible and/or visual prompts.