I wanted to share a moving story from this year’s Resuscitation Science Symposium. Dr. Kelly Sawyer, the winner of the Best Abstract Award, which was presented at Saturday’s meeting, actually survived a cardiac event herself. She received therapeutic hypothermia, a treatment recommended in the 2005 AHA Guidelines for CPR & ECC, and went on to complete her research on this very topic. The attached article (top of page) appeared in Saturday’s issue of the Scientific Sessions Daily News.
This is an inspiring example of how the AHA’s resuscitation research and science have made a lifesaving impact.