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The SUB30 pilot study needs your views!
Tue 2 May 2017, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
The SUB30 pilot study
Last year in London the ambulance service attempted to revive 4,655 patients whose heart had stopped. Only 9% of these patients survived to get home. People died either because it was not possible to restart their heart or because whilst their hearts were stopped the rest of their vital organs did not get enough blood and the oxygen that it carries.
An artificial heart and lung (or ECMO) machine may buy the person more time by supplying their vital organs with blood and oxygen whilst they are moved to a hospital where the common underlying heart problem could be fixed. No one has proven that this helps more patients survive with a good quality of life.
We plan to test whether we can achieve ECMO support within 30 minutes with six patients initially. We will do it as a research study so we can learn as much as possible about the process. This will help us create a future study in which we look at how much it may benefit patients. Studies like these can help to change the way the NHS delivers care to patients.
We need YOUR help!
We need help from patients and their friends, family or carers to help us design the study. We are therefore inviting you to a patient and public involvement workshop, where we will explain more about ECMO and the study. We want to ask you to share your thoughts about what it would mean to you or someone close to you to be involved in such a study. We would like to know how we can improve the design of our study.
We will pay reasonable travel costs to and from the venue and provide light refreshments. Afterwards we would love to give you a short tour of the facility and maybe reveal some interesting facts about the old and new of St Bartholomew’s Hospital.