Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death in the industrialized world. Many times, sudden death is the first manifestation of the disease. The strategy development to enhance this mortality requires high quality prospective studies including multiple sources of information.
The ReCaPTa Study aim is to study the causes of death and the clinical and epidemiological variables of the patients who present an out of hospital cardiac arrest assisted by the Emergency Medical System.
Patients who suffered an out of hospital cardiac arrest, assisted by the Emergency Medical System in the region of Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain) are included. Detailed data from the assistance of Emergency Medical system, data from the autopsies of non survivors, data from the hospital records of the patients admitted in the hospital and data from the medical backgrounds is collected.
Population based registries with multiple sources of information are rare and they could provide valuable information for sudden death prevention and the development of new strategies to improve OHCA survival.
Doctoral student project
The ReCaPTa Study - A high quality out of hospital cardiac arrest registry
Principal Supervisor: Alfredo Bardaji, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Catalunya
Co-Supervisor: Christer Axelsson, Högskolan i Borås