New way of treating cardiac arrest patients to be trialled in North East

Patients given chance to opt out

A study aimed at finding the best way to treat people who have suffered a cardiac arrest outside of hospital will be conducted in the North East early in 2015.

Traditionally, adrenaline has been used - but some research suggest this could actually be harmful.

The blind study, developed by Warwick University, will see 50% of cardiac arrest patients in the North East given a salt-water solution instead.

The trial is due to begin early 2015



If you want to opt out of the trial,  you can request a stainless steel bracelet which has the words ‘NO STUDY’ engraved on it by completing a form on the trial website or contacting the trial team directly by phone 024 76151164 or email




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