CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation)

August 15, 2022

“Do not resuscitate” preferences are often suspended by heart programs for patients who undergo aortic valve replacement.

November 16, 2020

Michael Knapinski's heart stopped for 45 minutes, but extended CPR and use of a heart-lung bypass machine revived him.

August 24, 2020

In survey, nearly 85% desire resuscitation in the event of cardiac arrest, even though likely outcomes are poor, relative to the general population.

August 22, 2018

In this TIME magazine article by Lisa Lewis, UW Medicine's Dr.

October 2, 2017

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.

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August 30, 2017

(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.

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