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."