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.

Technology | March 19, 2008

The LIFEPAK 12 defibrillator/monitor offers full-featured defibrillation and industry-standard monitoring...

News | March 16, 2008

March 11, 2008 – The FDA cleared an investigational device exemption (IDE) application from Life Recovery Systems to...

News | March 13, 2008

March 14, 2008 - Thirteen of the 18 top-ranked U.S. News and World Report hospitals (72.2 percent) use the...

Bruce Wilkoff, M.D., director of cardiac pacing and tachyarrhythmic devices at the Cleveland Clinic.

Feature | March 10, 2008 | Richard R. Rogoski

Choosing the right device to regulate or jump-start the heart can be a challenge. Not only does a patient’s...

The Alsius CoolGard 3000 uses an intravenous central catheter circulating saline in a closed loop system to warm and cool patients. This was the machine used to induce hypothermia in Buffalo Bills' football player Kevin Everett after sustaining a major spinal injury.

Feature | February 20, 2008 | Dave Fornell

There are several patient warming and cooling devices available for temperature management, but the practice of...

Feature | January 28, 2008 | Dave Fornell

February 2008 - The body regulates its core temperature by reducing the blood flow to the extremities, but...

News | January 07, 2008

January 8, 2007 - Cardiac Science Corp. expects 2007 fourth quarter revenue to total approximately $50 million,...

News | January 03, 2008

January 3, 2008 - A study reported in the Jan. 3 New England Journal of Medicine found that one third of patients...

Technology | November 11, 2007

St. Jude Medical Inc. announced FDA approval of its first radiofrequency (RF) wireless devices to treat...

Technology | October 07, 2007

October 8, 2007 - Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Products Inc. released its Kool Kit noninvasive, integrated,...

News | September 12, 2007

September 13, 2007 - Therapeutic hypothermia is still considered experimental by many, but doctors for Buffalo Bills...

News | September 03, 2007

September 4, 2007 – Philips recently demonstrated its HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator that enables paramedics...

The Celsius Control System's heat transfer catheter has a built-in, flexible temperature control element.

Feature | August 19, 2007 | Richard R. Rogoski

Ice packs and cold compresses have been used for centuries to reduce swelling and fevers. But it’s only been within...

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Feature | August 19, 2007

Controlling normothermia in perioperative patients can be almost as important to their health as the surgical...

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Feature | August 19, 2007 | Jill Taylor

Induced hypothermia has traditionally been used perioperatively as a strategy for neurological protection during...

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