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CHÉOS WiP Seminar: Closing the gap in cardiac arrest survival among people with mental illness
September 21, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The 2022–23 CHÉOS Work in Progress (WiP) Seminar Series launches with a presentation by CHÉOS Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Carlo Barcella.
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a devastating medical condition burdened by very low survival at discharge (~10% in Western countries). Globally, around 800 million people live with a psychiatric disorder (~10% of the world population) and people with psychiatric disorders are at high risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, including OHCA. Studies conducted in Denmark have shown an extremely low survival following OHCA in patients with psychiatric disorders with no recent improvements over the last several decades as seen in the overall population. Among the causes underlying their poor survival, a lower rate of bystander CPR and a lower probability of receiving optimal post-resuscitation, in-hospital cardiovascular management was observed compared with patients without psychiatric disorders.
Linking the BC Cardiac Arrest registry to multiple provincial datasets, we aim to replicate and compare data from BC with the Danish results. This represents a unique possibility of comparing prevention strategies, treatment, and management of OHCA in patients with psychiatric disorders from two different countries in two different continents. This seminar will provide an overview of the existing literature about OHCA treatment and outcomes in patients with psychiatric disorders compared to patients without psychiatric disorders and a presentation of an ongoing project in BC about this topic.
Join online, or in person at the Hurlburt Auditorium at St. Paul’s Hospital, 1081 Burrard Street.