Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet introduces heart revival (E-CPR) program to improve survival rate of cardiac arrests

Chennai, 20th May 2024: Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet introduces the E-CPR program aimed at significantly improving the survival rates of cardiac arrest patients. ECMO CPR (E-CPR) is a life-saving technique used in severe cases of cardiac arrest,where the heart isn’t responding to regular CPR efforts. It is a procedure that uses a machine to pump and oxygenate a patient’s blood and maintain all organ’s perfusion while allowing the heart and lungs to rest and recover.

“In cases where compression techniques do not work, E-CPR can significantly increase the chances of survival. For example, in young individuals, who suffer an out of hospital cardiac arrest , when given an e-CPR in the hospital, the survival rate can increase from 5 to 30%, and for in-hospital cardiac arrest settings, it can increase up to 50%, ” says Dr Anantharaman R, Senior Interventional Cardiologist Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet Chennai.

Central to the success of the E-CPR program is a dedicated team of highly skilled professionals, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, critical care specialists, emergency physicians, and heart and lung transplant surgeons. Together, the team adheres to stringent protocols and collaborate seamlessly to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients.

As part of the program’s launch, Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet conducted an E-CPR workshop, attracting professionals from across India. The workshop focused on enhancing skills in heart revival techniques and featured a hands-on training session, allowing participants to gain practical experience in using ECMO CPR.

“The one day workshop focused on Establishing a E – CPR Team with case based examples. Our expert panel discussed the latest advancements and strategies for establishing an effective E-CPR team. This workshop aimed to elevate the skills of healthcare professionals, ensuring better outcomes for cardiac arrest patients. We also had a hands-on training session to impart practical knowledge of this life saving technique,” added Dr Anantharaman.

The E-CPR program at Kauvery Hospital Alwarpet represents a commitment to excellence in cardiac care and underscores the hospital’s ongoing efforts to introduce solutions that enhance patient outcomes.