Information for the public and potential patients
Why is this research study being done?
The ARREST study will help doctors and paramedics decide the best treatment for patients following a cardiac arrest.
Some research suggests that patients who have had a cardiac arrest may benefit if we treat them in the same way that we treat heart attack patients. A cardiac arrest happens when your heart stops pumping blood to your body. Most cardiac arrests happen because of heart disease, which can be undiagnosed.
We often treat those who have had a heart attack in specialised hospital departments known as Heart Attack Centres.
It is already known that certain groups of patients benefit from being taken to a Heart Attack Centre following a cardiac arrest.
The aim of this study is to determine if all patients that would normally be taken to an Emergency Department would benefit more from being taken directly to a Heart Attack Centre by the ambulance service following a cardiac arrest.
This research is taking place in nearly all hospitals across London. For a complete list please click here.
If you wish to receive more information about this study, or have any questions please contact the research team at the Contact page.
If you wish to opt out of the study in advance please follow the link below. Please note we cannot guarantee that you will not be enrolled in the study, but we can ensure at a later date that none of your information is retained for the purposes of the study and we will not contact you in regard to the study.