A program of research for the application of ECPR for patients with OHCA has been created, funded by grants from Cardiac Services B.C., the Providence Healthcare Research Institute, and the St. Paul’s Hospital Foundation in partnership with the Carraresi Foundation. Based out of the B.C. Canadian Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium office, this unique regional ECPR protocol will be formally evaluated under the prospective British Columbia ECPR Trial.
SPH ECPR-related Publications5:
Grunau B, Hornby L, Singal R, Christenson J, Ortega-Deballon I, Shemie S, Bashir J, Brooks SC, Callaway C, Guadagno E, Nagpal D. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Refractory Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: The State of the Evidence and Framework for Application. CJC. 2017 Oct. doi:10.1016/j.cjca.2017.08.015.
Grunau B, Carrier S, Bashir J, Dick W, Harris L, Boone R, Kalla D, Scheuermeyer F, Twaites B, Straight R, Abel J, McDonald K, MacRedmond R, Agulnik D, Finkler J, MacLeod J, Christenson J, Cheung A. A comprehensive regional clinical and educational ECPR protocol decreases time to ECMO in patients with refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. CJEM. 2017 Aug 16:1-10. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.376. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28810931.
Grunau B, Reynolds J, Scheuermeyer F, Stenstom R, Stub D, Pennington S, Cheskes S, Ramanathan K, Christenson J. Relationship between Time-to-ROSC and Survival in Out-of-hospital Cardiac Arrest ECPR Candidates: When is the Best Time to Consider Transport to Hospital? Prehosp Emerg Care. 2016 Mar 28:1-8.6:
Reynolds JC, Grunau BE, Elmer J, Rittenberger JC, Sawyer KN, Kurz MC, Singer B, Proudfoot A, Callaway CW. Prevalence, natural history, and time-dependent outcomes of a multi-center North American cohort of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest extracorporeal CPR candidates. Resuscitation. 2017 Aug;117:24-31. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.05.024. Epub 2017 May 25. PubMed PMID: 28552656.
Grunau B, Scheuermeyer FX, Stub D, Boone RH, Finkler J, Pennington S, Carriere SA, Cheung A, MacRedmond R, Bashir J, Christenson J. Potential Candidates for a Structured Canadian ECPR Program for Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. CJEM. 2016 Mar 4:1-8.
Grunau B, Reynolds JC, Scheuermeyer FX, Stenstrom R, Pennington S, Cheung C, Li J, Habibi M, Ramanathan K, Barbic D, Christenson J. Comparing the prognosis of those with initial shockable and non-shockable rhythms with increasing durations of CPR: Informing minimum durations of resuscitation. Resuscitation. 2016 Apr;101:50-6. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2016.01.021.
Lamarche Y, Chow B, Bédard A, Johal N, Kaan A, Humphries KH, Cheung A. Thromboembolic events in patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation without anticoagulation. Innovations (Phila). 2010 Nov;5(6):424-9. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0b013e3182029a83.
Lamarche Y, Cheung A, Ignaszewski A, Higgins J, Kaan A, Griesdale DE, Moss R. Comparative outcomes in cardiogenic shock patients managed with Impella microaxial pump or extracorporeal life support. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2011 Jul;142(1):60-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2010.07.075