King Co. Residents Take Part in Two Cardiac Arrest Trials

Elisa Hahn / KING 5 News

SEATTLE - If your heart stops beating and you live in King county, the type of treatment you receive may be part of a random test. The county is part of a national study to find out the best type of CPR and medication for cardiac arrest.

"It's a huge problem," says Dr. Peter Kudenchuk, cardiac specialist at the University of Washington. "It's a huge killer. And it's sad the outcome is so poor and part of that is because treatments have not been fully tested."

 

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