Defibrillator Monitors

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about defibrillator monitors. These are used by EMS paramedics to monitor the 12 lead ECG (EKG) of patients and deliver shocks to rtestorn normal sinus rhythm in patrient who go into dangerous arrhythmias or sudden cardiac arrest.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its injunction prohibiting the manufacturing and shipping of external defibrillator AEDs in the United States. 
News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 24, 2020
April 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its injunction prohibiting the manufacturing...
tryker is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15 defibrillator/monitors. The vendor said an issue has been identified where the devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed.

tryker is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15 defibrillator/monitors. The vendor said an issue has been identified where the devices to fail to deliver a defibrillation shock after the “Shock” button on the keypad is pressed.

News | Defibrillator Monitors | January 13, 2020
January 13, 2020 — Stryker announced it is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15...
The life of Afib patient Glynn Crawford was saved three days after being prescribed a Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator by his cardiologist Barbara Williams, M.D., at   University Hospitals Ahuja Medical CenterShe identified him as a high-risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

The life of Afib patient Glynn Crawford was saved three days after being prescribed a Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator by his cardiologist Barbara Williams, M.D., at   University Hospitals Ahuja Medical CenterShe identified him as a high-risk for sudden cardiac arrest.

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 07, 2019
October 7, 2019 — Glynn Crawford was hospitalized at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in late June/early July...
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 2019 American...
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 the...
360 Photos | 360 View Photos | August 30, 2018
This is a 360 degree photo inside a Detroit Fire Department ambulance equipped with a new Zoll X Series defibrillator-...
The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator was the subject of the VEST Trial

The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator system was evaluated in the late-breaking VEST Trial presented at ACC 2018 earlier this year.

Feature | Defibrillator Monitors | July 10, 2018 | Michael J. Mirro, M.D.
Following the Vest Prevention of Early Sudden Death Trial (VEST) presentation at the 2018 American College of...
Wearable Defibrillators Effective for Children With Ventricular Heart Rhythm Disorders
News | Defibrillator Monitors | June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018 — Wearable cardioverter defibrillators may be a safe and effective alternative to surgically implanted...
Rice University Students Improve AED Operation With Needle Pad

The automated external defibrillator add-on developed by Rice University students is a pad of needles that break through the skin's natural impedance barrier to deliver an electric shock to the heart of a patient in cardiac arrest. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)

News | Defibrillator Monitors | April 16, 2018
April 16, 2018 — The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from Rice...
Wearable Defibrillator Cuts Overall Mortality, But Not Sudden Deaths After Heart Attack

Jeffrey Olgin, M.D., F.A.C.C., Division of Cardiology, UCSF

On behalf of VEST investigators 

News | ACC | March 13, 2018
March 13, 2018 –  Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter defibrillator that detects abnormal heart...
Philips Recalls HeartStart MRx Defibrillator for Defect that May Cause Device Failure.
News | February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018 — Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device's Gas Discharge...
FDA Issues Safety Communication on Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Wearables | January 22, 2018
January 22, 2018 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week it is providing information and...
Zoll and Myant Enter Strategic Research and Development Collaboration
News | Wearables | December 28, 2017
December 28, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. and Myant, Inc., a high-tech advanced manufacturing company, announced they have...