Less damage to organs and a greater chance of survival after a heart attack. That’s the commitment of the Dutch start-up CardiacBooster.
Start-up CardiacBooster is developing a small but powerful pump that can pump blood more effectively into a patient’s heart visa their groin. The device helps cardiologists during the critical phase shortly after a patient experiences a heart attack. Cardiac arrest that damages the heart muscle. In some patients (about 5 percent) this leads to less blood being pumped around the body which invariably means that organs are not supplied with enough blood. This in turn can cause them to function more poorly. In some cases, this deterioration is so severe that the patient dies as a result.