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The PARAMEDIC trial is a collaboration between the Universities of Warwick, Coventry, Leeds, Southampton and Surrey and the Scottish, Welsh and West Midlands Ambulance Services
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Around 60,000 patients sustain a cardiac arrest in communities across the UK each year and resuscitation is attempted by the emergency services in approximately half of these patients.

The NHS spends approximately £320 million a year treating cardiac arrest victims. Despite this significant investment, at present only 1 in 20 people survives hospital and is able to go home after a cardiac arrest.

The PARAMEDIC trial will examine if the use of a new mechanical chest compression device (called LUCAS-2) will improve survival and other patient focused outcomes in victims of cardiac arrest.


Take a look at our Protocol Paper recently published



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