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 | November 13, 2008
November 14, 2008 - Fluke Biomedical said today it made a FDA 510(k) submission for the Impulse 7010 Defibrillator...
Technology | October 30, 2008
Physio-Control's LIFEPAK 20e defibrillator/monitor is an enhancement of the LIFEPAK 20 defibrillator/monitor,...
News | October 20, 2008
October 21, 2008 - Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies Inc. said the FDA gave 510(k)...
News | October 05, 2008
October 6, 2008 - Physio-Control Inc. last week announced FDA clearance to market the LIFEPAK 20e defibrillator/monitor...
News | August 25, 2008
August 26, 2008 - Alsius Corp., manufacturer of intravascular temperature management (IVTM) therapies, today said the...
News | August 18, 2008
August 19, 2008 - Portable power systems maker Micro Power today said it manufactured a custom lithium battery pack...
News | August 14, 2008
August 15, 2008 - Research indicates the feasibility of uninterrupted chest compressions during biphasic external...
News | August 06, 2008
August 7, 2008 - St. Jude Medical Inc. today said it received regulatory approval, in addition to reimbursement...
News | August 05, 2008
August 6, 2008 - ZOLL Medical Corp. said today the ZOLL M Series defibrillator has been installed in a number of high...
News | July 28, 2008
July 29, 2008 - The Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS) recently named Physio-Control’s LIFENET STEMI...
News | May 29, 2008
May 30, 2008 - Adroit Medical Systems Inc. this week was award a 36-month supplier agreement by Premier Purchasing...
News | May 28, 2008
May 29, 2008 – Providing objective metrics and educational feedback to medical personnel who performed CPR on a...
News | May 26, 2008
May 26, 2008 – Spectranetics introduced the new LLD EZ Lead Locking Device (LLD) for the removal of nonfunctional or...

Dr. Marrouche launched an atrial fibrillation program at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Feature | May 13, 2008 | Richard R. Rogoski
Efforts to reduce discovery-to-balloon (d-to-b) and door-to-balloon times is sweeping the country as hospitals put in...
News | April 28, 2008
April 29, 2008 - Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies said today that InnerCool’s...