The ResQGARD® is an impedance threshold device (ITD) that provides a rapid, safe, and noninvasive way to improve perfusion in spontaneously breathing hypotensive patients. The ResQGARD provides therapeutic benefit as soon as a patient begins to breathe through it, and it is easy to discontinue (“ON/OFF” therapy). The ResQGARD increases blood pressure during hypotension from a variety of causes,1-6 for example:

  • Early sepsis
  • Orthostatic intolerance
  • Trauma/hypovolemia
  • Heat shock
  • Dialysis
  • Blood donation

Clinical and pre-clinical studies have shown that the ResQGARD ITD:

  • Increases systolic and diastolic blood pressure by up to 30%1
  • Improves cerebral blood flow2
  • Increases blood pressure in hypovolemic hypotension but not to levels typically associated with "popping the clot"3

1Smith W, et al. J Emerg Med. 2011;41(5)549-558.  
2Cooke W, et al. J Trauma. 2006;60(6):1275-83.
3Metzger A, et al. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012;16:174. 
4Yannopoulos D, et al. Crit Care Med. 2006;34(12):S495-500. 
5Convertino VA, et al. Resp Care. 2011;56(6):846-857. 
6Convertino VA, et al. Crit Care Med. 2007;35(4):1145-52.