University of Minnesota
Dr. Keith Lurie is a practicing cardiac electrophysiologist and resuscitation scientist who has developed novel ways to resuscitate patients experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. He has helped develop devices and methods that optimize CPR and improve survival following cardiac arrest. Some of his most notable contributions include the development and assessment of various resuscitative techniques such as the impedance threshold device (ITD), active compression-decompression (ACD) CPR, use of active intra-thoracic pressure regulation to modulate cerebral and systemic circulation in states of severe hypotension and head injury, the development of devices to elevate the head and thorax during CPR and the development of a coronary sinus catheter and left ventricular pacing system for heart failure. He is a professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota.