Biosensors to Detect Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Building effective and accurate sensors that can recognize the loss of circulation and then automatically notify a dispatch center of the location of the SCA patient will ensure that each SCA is “witnessed” immediately at the time of the collapse. Such sensors could increase the chance of survival in the current treated but “unwitnessed” group from 4%-16%. Sensors will also double the number of patients treatable by paramedics (rather than declaring futility due to lengthy intervals between collapse and discovery). Widespread use of biosensors would increase the number of cardiac arrest survivors nationally from 1,800 to 6,000 per year.


 

 

 


 

Researchers

Brian GrunauBabak ShagdanCalvin KuoJim ChristensonMahsa KhaliliSaud LingawiJacob Hutton


First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that the UBC Point Grey campus is situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm.


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