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Press Releases / 2004 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2004

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER NICHOLAS SCOPPETTA, THE
NEW YORK ACADEMY OF MEDICINE AND AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TO ANNOUNCE RESULTS OF THE
PHENYCS CARDIAC ARREST STUDY

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta tomorrow will be joined by Dr. Sandro Galea from The New York Academy of Medicine (the Academy), to announce the results of the “Pre-Hospital Evaluation of New York Cardiac Survival” (PHENYCS) study. Funded by the American Heart Association and in collaboration with the FDNY, the Academy, and the Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine, the 12-month study was designed to assess the survival rates of victims who suffered cardiac arrest in New York City (cardiac arrest is characterized as a complete loss of heart function) and compare those rates to a similar study conducted 10 years ago.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta; Chief of Department Peter Hayden; Chief of Operations Salvatore Cassano; EMS Chief of Operations John Peruggia; FDNY Dr. Neal Richmond; and Dr. Sandro Galea, The New York Academy of Medicine

WHAT:

Press Conference announcing the results of the PHENYCS Study

WHERE:

FDNY Headquarters, First Floor Auditorium, 9 Metrotech Center, Downtown Brooklyn

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at 2:00 PM

**Photo-Op**

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon / David Biling (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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