Studies in Pittsburgh


ROC - Effect of Real-Time Feedback During CPR Outside Hospital

This randomized clinical trial examined whether a device that measured and provided feedback on CPR to paramedics would improve delivery of CPR and result in better patient survival after cardiac arrest. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) consists...


ROC-PRIMED

This clinical trial examined whether a strategy of rescue shocks as soon as possible after arrival or a strategy of doing 3 minutes of CPR before rescue shocks improved survival after cardiac arrest.  A separate portion of this trial examined...


ASPIRE

This study examined whether a mechanical device that provided chest compression was superior to usual CPR for persons with cardiac arrest Hallstrom A, Rea TD, Sayre MR, Christenson J, Anton AR, Mosesso VN Jr, Van Ottingham L, Olsufka M, Pennington S...


Vasopressin in Cardiac Arrest

This study compared whether paramedic use of the drug vasopressin addition to standard care would improve survival in persons with cardiac arrest Callaway CW, Hostler D, Doshi AA, Pinchalk M, Roth RN, Lubin J, Newman DH, Kelly LJ. Usefulness of...


Public Access Defibrillation

This study examined whether public placement of automated defibrillators could allow non-medical laypeople to rescue persons with cardiac arrest Hallstrom AP, Ornato JP, Weisfeldt M, Travers A, Christenson J, McBurnie MA, Zalenski R, Becker LB,...