Innovation in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

With Keith G. Lurie, MD

Dr. Keith Lurie is a practicing cardiac electrophysiologist and resuscitation scientist who, over the past 30 years, has developed novel ways to resuscitate patients experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. As one of the leading innovators in the field, he has helped to develop new devices and methods that optimize cardiopulmonary resuscitation and improve the likelihood of survival following cardiac arrest. In addition, he is a respected thought leader in developing and implementing an internationally-recognized systems-based approach to managing and treating cardiac arrest. Some of his most notable contributions include the development and assessment of various resuscitative techniques such as the impedance threshold device (ITD), active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR, use of active intra-thoracic pressure regulation to modulate cerebral and systemic circulation in states of severe hypotension and head injury, and the development of devices to elevate the head and thorax during CPR. He has mentored scores of research and clinical fellows over the past 30 years and he actively collaborates with multiple scientific colleagues worldwide. A professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Lurie also directs a NIH-funded research laboratory at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and he is a co-founder and Chief Medical Officer for Advanced Circulatory Solutions. His scientific publications have been cited over 10,000 times in the medical literature. He previously founded and then sold Advanced Circulatory Systems Incorporated to ZOLL Medical in 2015.