St. Paul's Hospital trial to save cardiac arrest victims
It might be the CPR of the future: a new system under trial in Vancouver could save lives both at and on the way to the hospital.
St. Paul’s Hospital and BC Emergency Health Services (BCEHS) have launched a trial that involves the use of a portable chest compression machine on scene and a larger, external blood pump at the hospital.
It’s called the BC Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Trial for Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac.
Lasia Kretzel reports
Tiko Kerr, Vancouver Artist and patient of Dr. Julio Montaner