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.

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...

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...

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