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.

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...
Paramedic Administered Sodium Nitrite Ineffective for Cardiac Arrest. Detroit Fire Department paramedics ambulance. Staff photo by Dave Fornell. #ACC20 #ACC2020
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | April 02, 2020
April 2, 2020 — Among patients who had an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, intravenous sodium nitrite given by...
Valentina Kutyifa, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., is doing research in the BIO-LIBRA Study to determine it ICD or CRT-D devices work better in men or women with heart failure often present with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Valentina Kutyifa, M.D., Ph.D., University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, N.Y., is doing research in the BIO-LIBRA Study to determine it ICD or CRT-D devices work better in men or women with heart failure often present with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Feature | Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Devices (CRT) | March 09, 2020 | Valentina Kutyifa M.D., Ph.D.
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women in North America, and women with heart failure often...
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 Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. #RSNA2019 #RSNA19 #POCUS

The Philips Lumify hand-held ultrasound technology is an important component of the mobile ECMO unit. Members of the ECMO team use Lumify for real-time visual guidance when inserting tubes in veins and arteries in a process called ECMO cannulation. 

Feature | Ultrasound Imaging | November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019 — Physicians from the University of New Mexico (UNM) and local emergency responders recently treated...
cardiac arrest cath lab
News | AHA | November 21, 2019
November 21, 2019 — People who experience cardiac arrests over the weekend are less likely to survive long enough to be...
Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TACR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October.

Former National Football League (NFL) player Ed White (left) needed a new aortic heart valve, but decided to wait several months for the FDA to approve TAVR for low-risk patients so he would not have to undergo open heart surgery. Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders received two stents after he was hospitalized with chest pain was hospitalized with chest pain on Oct. 1 in Las Vegas. The event brought PCI to the forefront of national news in October. 

Feature | November 01, 2019 | Dave Fornell, Editor
November 1, 2019 — Here is the list of the most popular content on the Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology (DAIC)...
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...
Cardiac Arrest Among Hospitalized Patients May Be Underestimated
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 26, 2019
July 26, 2019 — Significantly more patients suffer cardiac arrests in U.S. hospitals each year than previously...
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 cardioverter...
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...
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 cardiac arrest data shows rates of bystander cardiopulmonary...
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Third Leading Cause of Disease-Related Health Loss
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | March 12, 2019
March 12, 2019 – Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest was the third leading cause of “health loss due to disease” in the U.S...
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)...