X-Message-Number: 27376
From: "Jordan Sparks" <>
Subject: ACDC Thumper
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 17:41:30 -0800

The ACDC Thumper is such an exquisite machine.   I've spent many many hours
researching alternative mechanical CPR devices.  Nothing else even comes
close.  A similar device but without decompression or ventilation costs tens
of thousands of dollars.  The Thumper is a huge bargain at seven to ten
thousand dollars.  And it's the only one that will attach to the rails of an
ice bath.  Michigan Instruments has been working on a price quote for me for
just over a month, so I still don't know the exact price, but I must have
one.   It's not exactly a popular item since it's illegal to use on living
patients.  I think they've only ever made four.
I would think that pneumatic leg compression would help with lymphedema, but
wouldn't really do anything for the brain, which is our primary concern.
And the tilt table is completely out since the patient is in icewater.
Jordan Sparks

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