“Do not resuscitate” preferences are often suspended by heart programs for patients who undergo aortic valve replacement.
Michael Knapinski's heart stopped for 45 minutes, but extended CPR and use of a heart-lung bypass machine revived him.
In survey, nearly 85% desire resuscitation in the event of cardiac arrest, even though likely outcomes are poor, relative to the general population.
In this TIME magazine article by Lisa Lewis, UW Medicine's Dr.
If someone in cardiac arrest needs CPR, don’t waste time trying to move the person’s tongue out of the way, experts say. A study found that this consideration unnecessarily slows response when every moment counts.
(Downloadable video and script) Dr. Graham Nichol discusses study findings showing that predominantly black neighborhoods have a lower rate of bystander resuscitation in incidents of cardiac arrests.
Matt Gittinger, a UW Medicine physician off-duty from his job at Harborview Medical Center, responded to an alert on his smartphone and helped save a man's life.