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Post by Ryan » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:03 am

Abdominal Aorta Tourniquet.

"BREAKING NEWS: The AAT becomes the first junctional device to save human life with both upper and lower Junctional hemorrhage.

In late April 2013 the AAT saves a life in Afghanistan. The full case report is published in the Summer 2013 edition of the Journal of Special Operations Medicine. The detail provided in the case report provides a picture of the dramatic effect the Abdominal Aortic Tourniquet makes on core physiology. Unlike other junctional devices on the market, that focus on point compression in the groin, the Abdominal Aortic Tourniquet (AAT) is the ONLY device with an approved application site that stops blood flow in the aorta. The casualty not only stopped hemorrhaging but the AAT provided for improved ventilation and lung function. Read more by subscribing to the Journal of Special Operations Medicine at

On June 7th the AAT saves a life in Birmingham, AL! The full case report is pending publication. The unique aspect of this event was the application was applied to the axilla. The patient had lost 6 cm of his proximal brachial artery and had bled enough blood to be advanced Class IV hemorrhage. The upper torso application utilizes the pneumatic displacement directed toward the proximal clavicle to stop blood flow in the subclavian artery. More information and a preview of the case report is available on our resources page.

Read the press release here.

"Hemorrhage Stops Here™"

Compression Works LLC is the only manufacturer of the Abdominal Aortic Tourniquet. This innovative device stops blood flow below the bifurcation of the aorta by applying pressure in the mid to lower abdomen effectively cross-clamping the aorta externally. For difficult to stop inguinal bleeding there is no other product than can effectively stop the blood flow and remain stable and in place during the transport of the patient. Hemorrhage Stops Here™

Don't allow critical red blood cells to be lost. Turn the faucet off and utilize the abdominal aortic tourniquet as quickly as possible. "Time Bleeding is Time Dying™"

The Abdominal Aortic Tourniquet was chosen by Popular Science as an Invention of the Year Award and appeared in its June 2012 Inventions of the Year edition.

If you would like to be updated on news and important dates related to the AAT™ please sign-up below. Thank you."

I'd like to see more research studies conducted on this but it looks very promising. Any comparative study between the CRoC and the AAT would be interesting to see, as would post-application effect (especially renal bleeding and re-bleeds). What do you guys think?
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