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 15, 2008
April 16, 2008 - In a recent study conducted by Lund University Hospital, Sweden, the effect of induced hypothermia...
Technology | April 15, 2008
Smiths Medical offers the Level 1 ConductiTherm Warming System with built-in pressure relief designed for positioning...
News | March 31, 2008
April 1, 2008 – The Therapeutic Temperature Management Congress will take place Oct. 1-4 in Barcelona, Spain. The...
News | March 30, 2008
March 31, 2008 – Hitting ACC 2008, the Philips HeartStart Mrx monitor/defibrillator works to enable hospitals to...
Technology | March 30, 2008
The upgraded Philips HeartStart MRx monitor/defibrillator aims to further help the industry realize door-to-balloon...
Technology | March 27, 2008
Futuremed will release its newest models of fluid and blood warmers, the Astotherm-Plus and Astoflo-Plus, at the 2008...
Technology | March 19, 2008
The LIFEPAK 12 defibrillator/monitor offers full-featured defibrillation and industry-standard monitoring for...
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 noninvasive...

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 symptoms...

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 induced...
Feature | January 28, 2008 | Dave Fornell
February 2008 - The body regulates its core temperature by reducing the blood flow to the extremities, but anesthesia...
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 who...
Technology | November 11, 2007
St. Jude Medical Inc. announced FDA approval of its first radiofrequency (RF) wireless devices to treat patients with...