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December 2020

Resuscitation Study Finds Increased Likelihood of Neurologically Intact Survival Using HUP

Following her presentation at the AHA Resuscitation Science Symposium last month, Dr. Johanna Moore’s latest study on head up CPR published in Resuscitation demonstrates that a novel bundled resuscitation approach of controlled sequential elevation with ACD + ITD CPR increased favorable neurological survival versus conventional CPR in a swine model of cardiac arrest. 

 

Key findings:

In the 16 animals studied, ROSC rate was 100% with ACD + ITD CSE versus 25% for C-CPR 

Neurologically intact survival rates with CPC score 1 or 2 was 75% with ACD + ITD CSE versus 12.5% with C-CPR 

 

Want to learn more?

Read the abstract here.

 

Dr. Moore’s peers lauded her work in the same issue of Resuscitation:

“. . . studies like this serve an important purpose. Only by questioning traditional practices, such as patient positioning during external cardiac massage, can we hope to improve upon currently employed methods to treat OHCA. We must, as these authors have done, carefully examine the physiologic basis for therapeutic interventions, with a critical eye towards identifying how current techniques might be improved.”

Is ‘Heads Up’ the Way Forward?
James Paxton, MD, FACEP,
Brian O’Neil, MD, FACEP, FAHA 

 

 

If you are interested in learning more about Head Up CPR and Dr. Moore’s findings, complete the form at the bottom of the page to schedule a virtual meeting with our Chief Medical Officer and Founder, Dr. Keith Lurie.

 

November 2020

Head Up CPR Took Center Stage 
at this year’s American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium.

Dr. Johanna Moore was an invited presenter to discuss Head Up CPR as part of the Revisiting Basic Life Support Plenary Session.

In her presentation, Dr. Moore outlined the concept of Head Up (HUP) CPR for meeting attendees — from its origins and the science behind it, to the do’s and don’ts of HUP CPR, the evolution of the science and recent success stories.

 

Dr. Moore also covered exciting new findings in a Late Breaking Resuscitation Science Oral Presentation: Faster time to elevation of the head and thorax during cardiopulmonary resuscitation increases likelihood of return of spontaneous circulation after out of hospital cardiac arrest. 

 

Key Takeaway: Early application of HUP CPR is associated with a higher likelihood of resuscitation.

Take Heart America Leadership Receives Award! 

In other news from the AHA ReSS meeting, the leadership of Take Heart America, of which Dr. Keith Lurie is a founder and active member, was recognized with the 2020 Ian G. Jacobs Award for collaboration to advance resuscitation science.

If you are interested in learning more about Head Up CPR and the meeting’s findings, complete the form below to schedule a virtual meeting with our Chief Medical Officer and Founder, Dr. Keith Lurie.