Department of emergency medicine, collaborators use innovative method to improve cardiac arrest outcomes

Through ECPR, certain cardiac arrest patients have significantly better chances of full recovery

By: Emily Mavrakis
Torben Becker wears U-F Health lab coat Torben K. Becker, M.D., Ph.D.

Improving chances of recovery

"We’re looking at survival rates in those published studies between 30% to 50%. When the survival rate for these patients without this therapy is less than 5%, that is a significant improvement."
Torben K. Becker, M.D., Ph.D.

Bystander intervention key to saving lives