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.

Drones Could Deliver Defibrillators or AEDs to sudden Cardiac Arrest Victims Faster Than Ambulances. Getty Images
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September 1, 2021 — The world’s first feasibility study has found that drones can be used to deliver life-saving defibri ...

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June 23, 2020 — Philips announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted premarket approval (PMA) for ...

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April 24, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has lifted its injunction prohibiting the manufacturing and ...

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January 13, 2020 — Stryker announced it is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the LifePAK 15 defibr ...

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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.
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October 7, 2019 — Glynn Crawford was hospitalized at University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in late June/early July ...

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

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

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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.
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March 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC) maga ...
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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.
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February 4, 2019 — Stryker announced Feb. 1, the company is launching a voluntary field action on specific units of the ...

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The Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator was the subject of the VEST Trial
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June 27, 2018 — Wearable cardioverter defibrillators may be a safe and effective alternative to surgically implanted ...

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April 16, 2018 — The skin presents a formidable barrier to life-saving defibrillators, but a team of students from Rice ...

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March 13, 2018 –  Wearing a lightweight vest equipped with a cardioverter defibrillator that detects abnormal heart ...

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February 12, 2018 — Philips is recalling the HeartStart MRx Defibrillator due to a defect in the device's Gas Discharge ...

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