TCTMD: Nonwhite Cardiac Arrest Victims Are More Likely to Die Prehospital: Why?

Emergency medical service (EMS) agencies working in predominantly Black and Hispanic communities are less likely to get out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients to the hospital alive than EMS agencies that work in white communities, with no clear reason why, a new study shows.

TCTMD talked to Dr. Paul Chan, the study's senior author and cardiologist at Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute, and Dr. Anezi Uzendu, a medical post graduate at the Heart Institute, about their findings.

Read the full TCTMD article: Nonwhite Cardiac Arrest Victims Are More Likely to Die Prehospital: Why?

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