Predicting how CPR will work minutes ahead

Every year, between 1,200 and 1,500 patients suffer a cardiac arrest in Norwegian hospitals. Rapid and sound treatment is absolutely essential in helping these patients survive. Even if a patient suffers a cardiac arrest within the hospital’s four walls, the prognosis is poor. Only one in four survives. However, a new study suggests that easily available informaiton from the patient’s own ECG could change the outcome.