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. It is estimated that more than 400,000 people in the U.S. have out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and early defibrillation by administering an electric shock to the heart to restore its rhythm to normal are the only treatments that have been shown to improve survival after a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA is fatal in over 80 percent of cases.

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September 9, 2022 — The probability of surviving sudden cardiac arrest outside hospital has more than doubled in 30 ...

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September 2, 2022 — A restrictive oxygenation target in comatose patients resuscitated after out-of-hospital cardiac ...

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September 1, 2022 — A target blood pressure of 77 mmHg provides no benefit to survival or neurological outcome in ...

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August 26, 2022 — Researchers in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai are one step closer to identifying patients ...

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Arrhythmias can be described as irregular heart rhythms that are brought on by numerous factors, including heart damage, age, genetics and medications.
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Arrhythmias can be described as irregular heart rhythms that are brought on by numerous factors, including heart damage ...

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August 8, 2022 — Two years ago, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers and colleagues reported that reductive ...

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August 3, 2022 — A defibrillator administers a therapeutic shock to a patient's heart in life-threatening circumstances ...

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July 19, 2022 — Research by GlobalData has highlighted the startling difference between the forecast number of diagnosed ...

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July 13, 2022 — Adults with abnormal heart metabolism are up to three times more likely to experience life-threatening ...

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July 11, 2022 — Rod was diagnosed with cancer, but it wasn’t his most urgent medical issue. 


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June 3, 2022 — Texas Children's Hospital patient Garrett Richardson, 21, is alive today because his quick-thinking ...

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