Cardiovascular disease remains the most common cause
of death worldwide, with ischemic heart disease (IHD)
causing nearly nine million deaths per year. Coronary heart
disease (CHD) is estimated to cause about one-third of
all deaths in people over 35 years old, and the incidence
of CHD is expected to continue to rise. Acute myocardial
infarctions (AMIs)—heart attacks—represent a significant
portion of this overall CHD mortality, with approximately
620,000 Americans suffering a first heart attack, and
295,000 suffering a repeat event, each year.
Isabel talks with Dr. Kevin Seaman, director of the Maryland Resuscitation Academy. They discuss the role of emergency dispatchers in the chain of survival, the value of case studies in research, and the biggest barriers to improving cardiac survival rates...
Isabel talks with Dr. Matthew Levy, Medical Director of the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. They discuss the traits of high quality CPR, steps to improving the entire emergency response system, and bridging the gap between emergency dispatchers and responders...
Isabel talks with Ross Rutschman and Ken Hotaling, two implementations experts and program administrators with Priority Dispatch. They discuss cultural differences in handling emergencies, how the protocol is implemented in other countries, and a study that's trying to find out if people around the world describe medical...
Isabel talks with Dr. Chris Olola, the director of research and biomedical informatics at the IAED. They discuss the role of emergency dispatch in patient care, heart attacks coded as ALPHA at dispatch, and the future of the research team...