Healthcare Industry News: hypothermia
News Release - September 27, 2006
Life Recovery Systems Receives FDA Clearance for its ThermoSuit(R) SystemMedical Device Provides Rapid In-hospital hypothermia Therapy
ALEXANDRIA, La., Sept. 27 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Life Recovery Systems, HD, LLC of Alexandria, LA and Kinnelon, NJ, an emerging provider of groundbreaking medical devices for the emergency medical care market, announced today that its ThermoSuit® System has been granted clearance to market by the FDA for in-hospital hypothermia therapy.
The ThermoSuit System uses innovative technology to rapidly cool a patient's core temperature. It consists of a disposable body suit and a means to pump coolant within the suit over the skin of the patient. It is the first device for patient temperature management that conveniently provides a thin layer of rapidly flowing liquid coolant in direct contact with the skin. This approach gives the ThermoSuit System outstanding capabilities to rapidly and non-invasively change patient temperature. It has been designed for ease of use for clinicians who treat patients indicated for cooling therapy, and has the potential to quickly cool these patients conveniently and rapidly.
The system will be on display and operational at Booth 2676 at the Annual Conference of the American Heart Association in Chicago in November 2006.
"The FDA marketing clearance of the ThermoSuit System is an important first step in achieving our company's mission," said John DiLiddo, Life Recovery Systems' vice president of marketing and sales. "With the introduction of the ThermoSuit System for use in the hospital, physicians and nurses will now have a convenient, easy-to-use tool in the delivery of emergency hypothermia therapy."
Evolving AHA Standards of Care as of November 2005 recommend that "unconscious adult patients with spontaneous circulation after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be cooled to 32 degrees C to 34 degrees C for 12-24 hours when the initial rhythm was ventricular fibrillation. Such cooling may also be beneficial for other rhythms or in-hospital cardiac arrest."
Life Recovery Systems, HD, LLC is focused on developing and providing groundbreaking, innovative medical devices for the emergency medical care market. To learn more, visit http://www.life-recovery.com.
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