The ResQPOD® impedance threshold device (ITD) is a simple, non-invasive device that delivers intrathoracic pressure regulation (IPR) therapy during basic or advanced life support CPR to improve perfusion. The ResQPOD ITD lowers intrathoracic pressure during the recoil phase of CPR by selectively restricting unnecessary airflow into the chest. This vacuum increases preload, lowers intracranial pressure (ICP), and improves blood flow to the brain and vital organs.
Studies have shown that when combined with high-quality CPR, the ResQPOD ITD:
•Doubles blood flow to the heart1
•Increases blood flow to the brain by 50%2
•Increases survival from cardiac arrest by 25% or more3 • •
1Langhelle A, et al. Resuscitation. 2002;52:39-48.
2Lurie KG, et al. Chest. 1998;113(4):1084-1090.
3Yannopoulos D, et al. Resuscitation. 2015;94:106-113.
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