Resuscitating More Patients from Sudden Unexpected Death: Transformative Research

Every day, 50 Canadians will suffer a sudden unexpected death. Unfortunately only five or six will get appropriate, rapid CPR and defibrillation to get the heart pumping again and then care in hospital that will help the brain recover from the period without blood flow prior to restarting the heart. We will pull together a research team of patients, clinicians, engineers, sociologists and basic scientists to improve the weak links in the chain of survival to at least double the number of survivors who return home.