This cheap, low-tech device could save you after a heart attack

By Abigail Klein Leichman for Israel21c

 

Simple emergency solution from an Israeli physician-inventor redirects blood to core organs from limbs in case of hemorrhagic shock or cardiac arrest.

The 1940s inflatable anti-gravity suit kept fighter pilots from losing consciousness by preventing blood from pooling in their legs. That invention inspired medical anti-shock trousers used in the 1950s to 1970s to stabilize hemorrhagic shock patients by shifting blood from their legs to their core organs.

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