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.

Technology | November 11, 2007
St. Jude Medical Inc. announced FDA approval of its first radiofrequency (RF) wireless devices to treat patients with...
Technology | October 07, 2007
October 8, 2007 - Cincinnati Sub-Zero (CSZ) Products Inc. released its Kool Kit noninvasive, integrated, whole-body...
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 to...

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 the...

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Feature | August 19, 2007
Controlling normothermia in perioperative patients can be almost as important to their health as the surgical procedure...

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Feature | August 19, 2007 | Jill Taylor
Induced hypothermia has traditionally been used perioperatively as a strategy for neurological protection during major...
News | July 17, 2007
July 18, 2007 - Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit, InnerCool Therapies, have released its new CoolBlue...
Technology | July 17, 2007
Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit, InnerCool Therapies, have released its new CoolBlue surface temperature...
News | April 08, 2007
April 10, 2007 — University of California San Diego Medical Center cardiology and neurology specialists are using a...
Technology | March 26, 2007
ZOLL Medical Corp. has received FDA clearance to market and sell the ZOLL M Series with Real CPR Help technology. The...
Technology | March 22, 2007
The ZOLL R Series is a Code-Ready device that is simple, smart and ready to use. It offers a one step system to...
News | February 06, 2007
Feb. 7, 2007 — Cardium Therapeutics and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies have announced they will launch two next...
Technology | February 06, 2007
Rapidly cooling a patient's core temperature, the ThermoSuit System consists of a disposable body suit and a means to...
News | November 02, 2006
A new cooling pad enters the healthcare market, joining a growing number of cooling systems used to induce hypothermia...