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.

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...

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...

Videos | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 05, 2018

Malissa Wood, M.D., co-director of the Corrigan Women’s Heart Health Program, Massachusetts General Hospital,...

New Tool Predicts Benefits and Risks of Implantable Defibrillator for Heart Failure Patients
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | July 02, 2018

July 2, 2018 — University of Washington (UW) Medicine cardiologists have developed a tool to predict which...

Sudden cardiac arrest - Exposure to Air Pollution on Cold Days Can Trigger Sudden Cardiac Death in Women. #HRS2018
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 — A new study shows that women exposed to particular matter (PM) and lower temperatures for even a...

Physio-Control Launches Newest Version of LUCAS Chest Compression System
Technology | Resuscitation Devices | April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 — Physio-Control, now part of Stryker, announced its newest version of the LUCAS 3 Chest Compression...

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...

Videos | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | March 14, 2018

The Zoll LifeVest is a temporary, wearable defibrillator designed as a safety net for patients, especially those...

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