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.

News | April 28, 2010
April 28, 2010 – About 280,000 external defibrillators used worldwide in health care facilities and public places may...
News | February 22, 2010
February 22, 2010 – The FDA said Physio-Control Inc. has improved the quality of its external defibrillators and may...
News | December 15, 2009
December 15, 2009 – The Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a contract to Philips Healthcare for its HeartStart MRx...
News | December 01, 2009
November 21, 2009 – The first randomized intracardiac arrest cooling study performed using a intra-nasal cooling...
News | November 12, 2009
The FDA notified healthcare professionals this week that it is investigating energy levels in external biphasic...

Cardiac Science's Powerheart AED G3 Plus

Feature | November 10, 2009 | By Glenn W. Laub, M.D. – Defibtech CEO, chairman of cardiac surgery, director of the Heart Hospital, St. Francis Medical Center, Trenton, N.J.
In a crowded Boston North Station, three bystanders waiting for a train heard a man cry out and immediately sprang...
News | October 26, 2009
October 23, 2009 – The first randomized intra-arrest cooling study has been selected for presentation as a late-...
News | October 12, 2009
October 13, 2009 – The Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital with guest national faculty will...

The LifePak 15

News | October 07, 2009
October 7, 2009 – Physio-Control Inc. recently said it received approval by Health Canada to market the LIFEPAK 15...
News | October 07, 2009
October 7, 2009 – Baptist Medical Center's Emergency Department will begin using a new procedure, called therapeutic...
Technology | September 03, 2009
September 3, 2009 – ZOLL Medical Corp. received approval from the FDA to market and sell a new model of the LifeVest...

InnerCool's Accutrol catheter for endovascular cooling and warming of patients.

News | July 15, 2009
July 15, 2009 – Royal Philips said today it reached an agreement to acquire the assets of InnerCool Therapies Inc., a...
News | June 16, 2009
June 16, 2009 - Physio-Control Inc. said Monday it received a Gold Medical Design Excellence Award (MDEA) for its...
News | May 04, 2009
May 4, 2009 - ECRI Institute released its top 10 list of health technologies that hospital corporate-suite executives...
News | April 16, 2009
April 16, 2009 - An estimated 1,000 lives could be saved each year if heart attack patients received faster emergency...