Improving survival after cardiac arrest

Updated: Jan 16

by Emily Cooper and Sarah Peterson

What is cardiac arrest and how can we help patients recover? Research at the Myocardial Biology & Heart Failure Laboratory at Maine Medical Center Research Institute focuses on how the heart is repaired after injury. In this video, research fellow Sarah Peterson and University of Maine graduate student Emily Cooper describe a collaborative project with the Neurocritical Care Department to determine if high levels of a protein called Neuregulin correlate with improved survival after cardiac arrest.

Related resources

• Learn more about Cardiac Arrest from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health

• Access additional Cardiac Arrest Tools & Resources from the American Heart Association

Scientific References

Neuregulin in Cardiovascular Development and Disease

ERBB signaling attenuates proinflammatory activation of nonclassical monocytes

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