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Army Develops Tiny Device to Detect Circulatory Shock | DefenseTech
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Army Develops Tiny Device to Detect Circulatory Shock | DefenseTech

Army researchers have developed a tiny device designed to detect circulatory shock from blood loss that’s common in trauma patients.

For years, researchers at the Army Institute of Surgical Research at Fort Sam Houston, Texas have been trying to measure the body’s capacity to compensate for blood loss, also known as the compensatory reserve.

Hemorrhagic shock from blood loss is the leading cause of death in trauma patients. Traditional methods of taking vital signs cannot detect when a patient is on the verge of crashing or going into hemorrhagic shock and potentially dying from blood loss.

Source: circulatory shock, U.S. Army, blood loss, trauma patients