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