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AVFD Deploys LUCAS CPR Device
Sunday, May 24, 2015

The Atascocita Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) has deployed the LUCAS CPR Device on all of the department’s ambulances.  The LUCAS Device, made by Physio Control, is designed to provide constant and consistent chest compressions during cardiac arrest.  The device allows the paramedics to focus on other critical and life saving interventions, while providing quality CPR.

The LUCAS Device is responsible for one of the most significant life saving efforts known or recorded.  A Minnesota man was placed on the LUCAS Device after suffering a cardiac arrest due to heart problems.  He was kept on the LUCAS for 2 hours and 45 minutes.  During this time he was rushed to the Cardiac Catheterization Lab where he had a clot removed from a coronary artery.  Immediately after removing the clot the heart began to beat on its own.  The man survived the event and is able to share his story today.

AVFD has had measurable success with the LUCAS device since deploying the device in February of 2014.  Four citizens of the Atascocita area had return of vital signs after suffering cardiac arrest and being placed on the LUCAS CPR Device.

AVFD is the fourth agency in the area to deploy the LUCAS.  The Humble Fire Department, Montgomery County Hospital District-EMS and Cypress Creek EMS also utilize the LUCAS Device in cardiac arrest.

Link to Minnesota Story:

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2013/10/15/health/advances-in-cpr-technology-leading-to-prolonged-resuscitations-in-heart-attack-cas

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