Welcome to Penn's Center for Resuscitation Science
The Center for Resuscitation Science based in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is dedicated to research and training that will save the lives of people who suffer cardiac arrest and shock.
To accomplish this mission, we have brought together a diverse team of scientists, clinicians, and engineers focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of death and reanimation in an environment designed to catalyze the translation of new discoveries into optimized patient care.
Penn interpretation of the European TTM (33°C vs. 36°C) trial
An important new clinical trial was just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, evaluating two different "doses" of post-arrest targeted temperature management (TTM). This trial has generated much interest from hospital providers of post-arrest care. Our CRS faculty have met to determine our position on the issues generated by the trial; a discussion of these issues can be found at the following link: watch video on TTM trial commentary
CPR in 2 minutes
Everyone Can and Should Learn CPR: Watch the Center for Resuscitation Science's Dr. Benjamin Abella and Assistant Director of Clinical Research Marion Leary, RN give a fast and easy 2-minute CPR lesson on CNN. October 13, 2009
UPHS AED Training Video
Center for Resuscitation Science Staff, together with the Clinical Emergencies Committee at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, have put together a short video on how to use an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED.) Anyone can learn how to use an AED and help to save a life in an emergency situation!
CNN ran a special investigation on a young man who survived cardiac arrest and was treated with Therapeutic Hypothermia at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.