Looking forward to the 24th century: Cardiac arrest remains a deadly problem — but for different reasons from today

29 diciembre 2014

The Star Trek universe is one of the most popular pieces of science fiction entertainment. Lots of the technologies seen in the TV and cinema episodes featuring Captain Kirk, Mr Spock or Captain Picard were once regarded as futuristic, but have now become reality — with examples including wireless communication or portable computers. In a recent study by researchers in Vienna, the make-believe future of the human race depicted in this series has been used to investigate the frequency and mortality of cardiac arrests in the 24th century.