NHLBI Stops Enrollment in Study on Resuscitation Methods for Cardiac Arrest – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Enrollment has ended early in a large, multicenter clinical trial comparing two distinct resuscitation strategies delivered by emergency medical service providers, both designed to increase blood flow during cardiac arrest.
Dr. Sopko: One strategy was, if we would use a special device, which is a mouth piece, which kind of entraps air in the lungs.
Narrator: Dr. George Sopko at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute explains, the other strategy compared two currently used timing approaches of assessing the heart's rhythm in relation to when CPR is started by EMS providers.
Dr. Sopko: And what we found out, that there was no difference.
Narrator: For more information on this study and cardiac arrest, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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