B.C. study aims to triple survival rate of cardiac arrest patients (St. Paul's Hospital)

When Genya Kaplun suffered a cardiac arrest at his home in the West End, it took doctors three and a half hours of CPR to save him. Under normal circumstances, he would have been pronounced dead at his house.

“They tried to revive me and they couldn't,” he said. “I was just lucky the emergency physician said 'No! Bring him in.'”

Only a few people have been saved by the same technology — but a new study being conducted by St. Paul's Hospital and B.C. Emergency Health Services is looking to prove just how effective it can be.

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