This Gunshot Wound Device Just Saved Its First Life On The Battlefield
RevMedx, the maker of XStat, say the hemostatic device was recently used on the battlefield to stop a patient's bleeding in a matter of seconds.By Matt Moreno | May 27, 2016
A new device designed to stop a gunshot victim's bleeding in a matter of seconds might've just saved its first life on the battlefield.
RevMedx, the makers of XStat, say the hemostatic device was recently used on a U.S. soldier to stop bleeding in his left leg from a gunshot wound. A company press release said it's the "first documented clinical use of the product since its release."
Digital Trends, citing military reports, writes, "Throughout the course of the roughly 7-hour surgery, multiple attempts at using bone wax and cautery on the bleeding sites were unsuccessful and the patient received multiple units of blood and plasma."