Abstract: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of death in the US, unpredictably affecting some 300,000 citizens annually. Of these patients, about 40,000 OHCA victims annually require post-cardiac arrest care, a statistic that is likely to increase. Recent studies have shown that early implementation of a post-cardiac arrest care bundle can improve survival and neurologic function.
This Issue Brief describes the case of a genetic condition for which genetic screening of family members is clearly useful, and just as clearly underused. It explores the barriers to the use of genetic screening and has implications for the future as genetic technologies become more complex and produce more uncertainty.
This Issue Brief summarizes studies that analyze health outcomes, costs, and quality of life for patients-at-risk who receive ICDs in real-life settings.
This Issue Brief summarizes a series of studies that systematically explore African American women’s beliefs and intentions about BRCA1/2 testing. The findings have been used to tailor genetic counseling programs to better serve this population.