TX-CARES program shines in latest “McGovern Medicine” publication


Since 2019, the department of Emergency Medicine has led the Texas-Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (TX-CARES) program to improve Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) outcomes in Texas. The registry tracks patient data and treatment parameters, revealing disparities in OHCA care. The program was recently featured in the institution’s most recent McGovern Medicine publication.

In 2022, TX-CARES expanded, adding (11) EMS agencies and covering approximately half of Texas’s population. That same year, the program organized an Out-of-Hospital Best Care Practices Symposium, contributing to the program’s success in saving lives from cardiac arrest.

Notably, the program’s impact was demonstrated in May 2023 when a participant in the program suffered an OHCA but was successfully resuscitated, highlighting the effectiveness of the TX-CARES communities. The program continues to ensure high-quality responses and improved survival rates for OHCA statewide.

The sustained support of UTHealth Houston is crucial for TX-CARES’ public health impact!

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