While we have focused on the science of targeted temperature management and other care strategies for critically ill survivors, it is important for us to remember that real people experience cardiac arrest and the consequences. In this unique episode, Dr. Benjamin Abella interviews Kristin Flanary, who jumped into action to provide 10 minutes of bystander CPR to her husband, Dr. Will Flanary, who has thankfully made a full recovery. You may know Kristin and Will as @lglaucomflecken and @dglaucomflecken , well-known on twitter – we are grateful that Kristin has chosen to go public with her story and support advocacy for cardiac arrest and post-arrest care.
Suggested readings on bystander CPR and survivorship:
- Brian Anderson. The Conversation That Can Change the Course of a Cardiac Arrest. The Atlantic, 2021. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/02/tcpr-telephone-cpr-can-save-lives/618145/
- Riva G, et al. Survival after dispatcher-assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Resuscitation, 2020 Dec;157:195-201. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.08.125. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32918983/
- Sawyer et al, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivorship: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2020 Mar 24;141(12):e654-e685. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32078390/