Mid-40s woman discharged after heart failure without impaired brain function thanks to personalized CARL therapy.

In a situation where further attempts of resuscitation previously seemed futile, CARL can still help. Controlled whole-body reperfusion also benefited a woman who suddenly felt a stabbing pain in her chest and collapsed while gardening on a friendly summer day.

Her husband reacted quickly. He called 112 and immediately began chest compressions. This was continued and extended by emergency medical measures until the woman in her mid-forties was finally admitted to hospital. In total, about two hours passed before the patient, still without her own cardiac circuit, was connected to the CARL System. Thanks to personalized extracorporeal circulation, it was possible to diagnose and treat the reason for the heart failure – and after only 21 days, the woman could be discharged without any restrictions on brain function.