Sudden Cardiac Arrest

This channel includes news and new technology innovations about Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), or sudden cardiac death (SCD). 

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...

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...

News | Patient Monitors | March 09, 2018

March 9, 2018 — Philips recently announced the integration of its IntelliVue Guardian with automated Early Warning...

Videos | February 22, 2018

This video details the first use of a new protocol at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center to start...

New Protocol Gives Patients Fighting Chance to Survive Cardiac Arrest
News | ECMO Systems | February 22, 2018

February 22, 2018 — When someone goes into...

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...

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 — Overall survival has improved for the about 200,000 patients experiencing in-hospital cardiac...

FDA Issues Safety Communication on Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator
News | Wearable Sensors | 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 | Wearable Sensors | December 28, 2017

December 28, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. and Myant, Inc., a high-tech advanced manufacturing company, announced they...

ECG Study of NBA Players Shows Need for Sport-Specific Normative Data and Guidelines
News | ECG | December 08, 2017

December 8, 2017 — Cardiologists at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center compared...

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Seven Times Higher Among Younger Diabetics. Zoll
News | November 25, 2017

November 25, 2017 — Children and young adults with diabetes may be seven times more likely to die from sudden...

Societies Detail Treatment for Patients With Ventricular Arrhythmias
News | EP Lab | October 30, 2017

October 30, 2017 — The American College of Cardiology, along with the American Heart Association and the Heart...

MRI May Predict Neurological Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest Survivors
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 18, 2017

October 18, 2017 — Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based measurements of the functional connections in the brain...

Zoll Canada Equipping Province of Québec Paramedic Services with X Series Monitor/Defibrillators
News | Defibrillator Monitors | October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017 — Zoll Canada, a subsidiary of Zoll Medical Corp., announced it has won the tender to equip all...

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