About 300,000 hospitalized patients experience cardiac arrests in the United States every year. These patients tend to have more co-morbidities compared with people suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. However, there have been no clinical trials to assess how best to manage the breathing of these patients in the hospital setting, and clinical guidelines for doing so are lacking.
Ari Moskowitz, M.D., has received $778,000 in 2022, as part of a multi-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the Hospital Airway Resuscitation Trial (HART), a phase II/III randomized clinical trial. The trial will compare two different advanced airway-management strategies for treating 1,060 patients who’ve suffered a cardiac arrest while in the hospital. The results should lead to recommendations for improving the way hospitals manage the breathing of those patients.
Dr. Moskowitz is an assistant professor of medicine at Einstein and an attending physician at Montefiore Health System. (1R61HL162980-01)
Posted on: Thursday, October 13, 2022