Archive - Feb 13, 2018

Archive - Feb 13, 2018


New Protocol Gives Patients Fighting Chance to Survive Cardiac Arrest

Condition that has nearly 100% mortality improves to 40% survival

COLUMBUS, OH--More people are walking away from a type of cardiac arrest that is nearly always fatal, thanks to a new protocol being tested at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. It’s called an ECPR alert.

Ohio State cardiologists work in conjunction with Columbus Division of Fire to implement this novel pre-hospital life support protocol that has limited availability in the U.S. 

Currently, only about 10 percent of people survive a sudden cardiac arrest that happens in the field – even fewer survive with normal neurologic function. The ECPR alert is designed to change those numbers.

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