Research

Herbie Duber

Dr. Herbie Duber, along with coauthors Claire McNellan, Alexandra Wollum, Bryan Phillips, Kate Allen, Jonathan Brown, Miranda Bryant, R B Guptam, Yichong Li, Piyusha Majumdar, Gregory Roth, Blake Thomson, Shelley Wilson, Alexandra Woldeab, Maigeng Zhou, and Marie Ng, has published a paper in Heart titled “Public knowledge of cardiovascular disease and response to acute cardiac events in three cities in China and India.”

In summary, this study performed a baseline assessment of public knowledge, attitudes and practices to inform interventions targeted towards reducing mortality from acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and sudden cardiac arrest in three megacities in China and India. The researchers found low to modest knowledge of CVD risk factors and AMI symptoms, infrequent CPR training and little understanding of AEDs. Interventions will need to focus on basic principles of CVD and its complications in order for patients to receive timely and appropriate care for acute cardiac events.