New Chest Compression System Hits U.S.

 

February 21, 2008

Physio-Control Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic Inc., offers the LUCAS Chest Compression System in the U.S. through an exclusive distribution partnership with JOLIFE AB, expanding the reach of its emergency medicine device portfolio.

The LUCAS Chest Compression System is an external medical device that provides chest compressions during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). LUCAS runs on high-pressure air supplied either by a compressed air tank or the air wall outlet in a hospital. Designed for both out-of-hospital and in-hospital use, LUCAS is indicated for treatment of adult patients who have acute circulatory arrest defined as absence of spontaneous breathing and pulse, as well as loss of consciousness.

February 2008

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