Autopulse Used to Save British Footballer from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Muamba AutoPulse

January 25, 2013 - In his chart-topping book, I’m Still Standing, popular British footballer Fabrice Muamba mentions that the ZOLL AutoPulse® Non-invasive Cardiac Support Pump was used to help save his life following manual CPR. Muamba collapsed on the field in 2012 in front of 35,000 spectators and millions watching on TV during the FA Cup quarter finals.

In the book, Muamba tells part of the story as though he were a spectator, observing what was happening to him from above. ”It’s time to let the machine [AutoPulse] take the strain when it comes to compressing my chest,” he wrote in recalling that day.

Dubbed the “Miracle Man,” the Bolton Wanderer was technically “dead” for 78 minutes. Data from the AutoPulse show that the device was used on him for 42 minutes to deliver consistent, uninterrupted, high-quality chest compressions. The AutoPulse delivers improved blood flow to the heart and brain without the interruptions or fatigue that result from manual compressions.


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