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

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