Cardiac Arrest Research


Cardiac Arrest Research

Researchers from around the world have been doing research about cardiac arrest for more than 30 years. This includes what causes cardiac arrest, how to prevent cardiac arrest, how to care for victims of cardiac arrest and how to improve CPR and AED use. Here are some examples of the types of studies that have been done:

Bystander fatigue and CPR quality by older bystanders: a randomized crossover trial comparing continuous chest compressions and 30:2 compressions to ventilations.
Liu S, Vaillancourt C, Kasaboski A, Taljaard M. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Nov

Do neighbourhoods in Vancouver and surrounding areas demonstrate different rates of bystander CPR and survival for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?
Barbic D, Klinkenberg B, Grunau B, Christenson J. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016 Oct 17

Implementation of a Regional Telephone CPR and Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest.
Bobrow BJ, Spaite DW, Vadeboncoeur et al. JAMA Cardiol. 2016 Jun 1


A new avenue of research that our team has been exploring is getting bystanders and survivors like you more involved in determining what questions to ask, how to design the study and learning from your experience to inform education and training. If you would be interested in learning more about how you could participate, click here:

There are also several teams of researchers in different countries that have teamed up to do larger research studies and agree on treatment guidelines based on science; these groups include: