NHLBI Stops Enrollment in Study on Resuscitation Methods for Cardiac Arrest – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. A large research network studying resuscitation strategies for cardiac arrest, found that different CPR durations were equally successful, and a special device does not add benefit.
Dr. Sopko: Now, that is surprising in a sense, but, that’s why we do research.
Narrator: Dr. George Sopko at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute emphasizes the importance of research especially large verses small studies.
Dr. Sopko: Because small studies, many times, sound very promising, but once you put it the real life, things don’t necessarily do that, that’s why we do very rigorous research, like what was what we did with the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium.
Narrator: For more information on the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium, 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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