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Cooper Researcher Receives $2.4 Million NIH Grant to Study Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Stephen W. Trzeciak, MD, MPH, a critical care and emergency medicine specialist at Cooper University Health Care, is the recipient of a $2.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for a research project grant (R01) to study neurological and cognitive effects of hyperoxia after cardiac arrest. Dr. Trzeciak is the lead researcher on the project, which will include multiple centers throughout the United States.

“During a cardiac arrest, the heart stops beating entirely. Even if cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can restart the heart, the majority of patients do not survive,” said Trzeciak. “This is primarily due to permanent brain damage from lack of blood flow to the brain.”

This new research will aim to find new ways to reduce brain damage after resuscitation from cardiac arrest. Read more.