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Resuscitation science and technology leaders introduce new, groundbreaking T-CPR training and education

Resuscitation quality improvement programs empower telecommunicators to help improve out-of-hospital cardiac arrest outcomes DALLAS, TX--A new suite of telecommunicator CPR (T-CPR) training and education programs designed for the first first responders in a sudden cardiac arrest emergency is now available from RQI Partners, the partnership… Read More

Automated head-raising device tied to better CPR results in cardiac arrest

Resuscitation bundle linked with improved odds of neurologically favorable survival A device that raises the head during CPR to improve blood circulation boosted the likelihood that patients in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) reached neurologically intact recovery, a researcher reported. Patients who received CPR along with the EleGARD "… Read More

Recalled experiences surrounding death: More than hallucinations?

NEW YORK, NY -- Scientific advances in the 20th and 21st centuries have led to a major evolution in the understanding of death. At the same time, for decades, people who have survived an encounter with death have recalled unexplained lucid episodes involving heightened consciousness and awareness. These have been reported using the popular -- yet… Read More

AI predicts if and when someone will experience cardiac arrest

An algorithm built to assess scar patterns in patient heart tissue can predict potentially life-threatening arrhythmias more accurately than doctors can. A new artificial intelligence-based approach can predict if and when a patient could die of cardiac arrest. The technology, built on raw images of patient's diseased hearts and patient… Read More

HeartRescue Project integrates with Resuscitation Academy Foundation

The HeartRescue Project was sponsored by the Medtronic Philanthropy, and is an effort to partner with states and organizations to build a comprehensive registry of resuscitation that can be used to focus efforts to improve survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.  The mantra of HeartRescue is to “measure and improve.” The original… Read More

Who should receive a device to prevent sudden cardiac death?

Heart images may help to predict the risk of sudden cardiac death in heart attack survivors, according to the largest analysis of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) data to date. The late breaking research from the PROFID project is presented at EHRA 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Heart attack survivors… Read More

Sudden cardiac arrest kills one in five people but cannot be reliably predicted yet

An analysis of more than 10,000 individuals has failed to produce a model that accurately predicts sudden cardiac arrest. The results from the ESCAPE-NET project were presented at EHRA 2022, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). Dr. Hanno Tan, ESCAPE-NET project leader and cardiologist, Amsterdam University Medical… Read More

Survivors share their raw experiences and insights on the big stage

One of the highlights of the 2021 Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit, a biennial conference of the Citizen CPR Foundation, was a panel discussion on cardiac arrest survival moderated by Katie Dainty, PhD, and featuring survivors Johnnie Davis, Joe Farrell, DPT, Katrysa Gellis, Brandon Griffith, and Steve Tannenbaum. It was the first time survivors… Read More

The experiences and needs of families of comatose patients after cardiac arrest and severe neurotrauma 

The perspectives of national key stakeholders during a National Institutes of Health funded workshop According to new research published in Critical Care Explorations, acute brain injury from cardiac arrest and traumatic brain injury happens suddenly and unexpectedly, carrying high potential for lifelong disability with substantial prognostic… Read More

Predicting sudden cardiac arrest

Cedars-Sinai researchers are the first to distinguish between treatable and untreatable sudden cardiac arrest Clinician-scientists in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai developed a clinical algorithm that, for the first time, distinguishes between treatable sudden cardiac arrest and untreatable forms of the condition.  The findings,… Read More