Sudden Cardiac Arrest

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is also called sudden cardiac death (SCD). SCA occured when the heart suddenly ceases all electrical activity needed to keep the heart beating. Read more about the the condition from the Heart Rhythm Society.

Cardiac Arrest Among Hospitalized Patients May Be Underestimated
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 26, 2019

July 26, 2019 — Significantly more patients suffer...

The Zoll Lifevest Wearable External Defibrillator Offers a Bridge Therapy and buys time for physicians to determine if an implantable defibrillator is needed.
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 02, 2019

For patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who are being evaluated for a permanent implantable...

Philips Receives FDA PMA for HeartStart OnSite and HeartStart Home Defibrillators

The Philips HeartStart OnSite automated external defibrillator. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare.

Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019 — Philips announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s premarket...

HeartHero Personal Automated External Defibrillator Wins ACC.19 Innovation Challenge
News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 05, 2019

April 5, 2019 — Medical device startup HeartHero was the winner in the Innovation Challenge at the...

Compression-Only CPR Increases Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Survival
News | Resuscitation Devices | April 02, 2019

April 2, 2019 — A Swedish review of out-of-hospital...

By far readers had the most interest in the recall of Stryker's LifePak15 defibrillator-monitors. The FDA said the system might lock up after after a shock is delivered, prompting the company to come up with an emergency fix on its machines.

By far readers had the most interest in the recall of Stryker's LifePak15 defibrillator-monitors. The FDA said the system might lock up after after a shock is delivered, prompting the company to come up with an emergency fix on its machines.

Feature | March 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor, and A.J. Connell

March 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...

Stryker has recalled its LifePak 15 defibrillator-monitor system because it may lock up after delivering a shock to a patient. The defibrillator was originally made by Physio-Control, before being purchased by Stryker.

Stryker has initiated a field action to prevent its LifePak 15 defibrillator-monitor systems from locking up after delivering a shock to a patient. 

Feature | Defibrillator Monitors | February 04, 2019

February 4, 2019 — Stryker announced Feb. 1, the company is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of...

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 25, 2018

Pre-participation physical evaluations (PPEs) are a standard requirement for many school-aged athletes to...

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Most professional athletes participate in cardiovascular screening to identify often-asymptomatic heart disorders, but the debate continues on whether to mandate ECGs as part of pre-participation screening for student athletes. Photo courtesy of Play for Patrick.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 16, 2018

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading medical cause of death in young athletes and its impact is consistent...

The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator system was evaluated in the late-breaking VEST Trial presented at ACC 2018 earlier this year. A review article on the results was the No. 1 most viewed article in July and August.

The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator system was evaluated in the late-breaking VEST Trial presented at ACC 2018 earlier this year. A review article on the results was the No. 1 most viewed article in July and August. 

Feature | September 04, 2018 | Dave Fornell, Editor

September 4, 2018 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (...

More Patients Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest With New EMS Technique

UTHealth’s Henry Wang, M.D., displays a newer type of emergency breathing tube that could save thousands of lives. Photo courtesy of Rob Cahill, UTHealth

News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | August 28, 2018

August 28, 2018 — A new...

100,000 Americans Learn Hands-Only CPR With AHA Training Kiosks
News | Resuscitation Devices | August 21, 2018

August 21, 2018 — More than 100,000 people have been trained in the life-saving skill of...

Thermedical Announces FDA IDE Approval for Clinical Study of Durablate Catheter
News | Ablation Systems | August 02, 2018

August 2, 2018 — Thermedical announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its...

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