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.

Alexandra Martyniak, technologist, pediatric cath lab at the University of Chicago

Feature | October 05, 2006 | Judy Hostert-Harvey
Having the most up-to-date blood gas readings is critical when dealing with many patients, especially pulmonary and...

In just three easy steps physicians can perform onsite chemistry analysis with the Piccolo Xpress Chemistry Analyzer.

Case Study | October 03, 2006
The genesis of the Abaxis Piccolo technology began with NASA, where scientists sought to develop and manufacture a...

In March of 2001 a specially modified Philips HDI 5000 ultrasound system was installed on the International Space Station's Human Research Facility. It is being used to monitor the astronauts' health and to conduct experiments. Pictured: Expedition 5 Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson. (Photo courtesy of NASA)

Feature | September 25, 2006 | Kim Phelan
Two of the six astronauts from the shuttle mission Atlantis became part of an ongoing cardiovascular study at NASA...

The Bair Paws forced-air hospital gown from Arizant Healthcare.

Feature | September 12, 2006 | Ryan Hiett
It may seem like a simple concept, but the importance of properly controlled patient temperature is still surprising...
Technology | May 25, 2006
The “crash cart” defibrillator-monitor from Cardiac Science is designed specifically for use by medical professionals...