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.

Zoll, Hospital Wearable Defibrillator, HWD, FDA premarket approval
Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | March 10, 2017

March 10, 2017 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that the company’s...

genetic testing, sudden cardiac death of teen, Mayo Clinic Proceedings
News | Genetic Testing | November 09, 2016

November 9, 2016 — The recent, sudden death of a 13-year-old boy resulted in more than 20 relatives being...

Videos | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | October 28, 2016

This video, provided by Zoll, demonstrates how cardiologists can explain sudden cardiac death to patients. It is...

LifePak, AED, sudden cardiac arrest, defibrillator, automatic external defibrillator

A Physio-Control LifePak CR Plus defibrillator shown in use during a hand-off to paramedics, who use larger, more sophisticated defibrillator-monitors (behind gloved paramedic).

Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | September 28, 2016 | Allied Market Research

Automated external defibrillators (AED) are portable and lightweight devices used to deliver an electric shock...

sudden cardiac arrest, out-of-hospital, comatose patients, University of Arizona study, wake up
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 13, 2016

July 13, 2016 — Physicians may be drawing conclusions too soon about survival outcomes of patients who suffered a...

PulsePoint mobile app, CPR responder, sudden cardiac arrest, Seattle Fire Department
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | July 01, 2016

July 1, 2016 — Medic One Foundation and the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) announced in June the launch of PulsePoint...

Zoll LifeVest wearable defibrillator, WEARIT-II Registry results, CardioStim EuroPace 2016
News | Defibrillator Monitors | June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced that patients experience a high one-year survival rate following use of...

Johns Hopkins, virtual heart modeling tool, VARP, arrhythmias, implanted defibrillator

Examples of how the computer model would classify one patient at high risk for heart arrhythmia and another at low risk. Image courtesy of Royc Faddis/Johns Hopkins University.

News | Cardiac Diagnostics | May 17, 2016

May 17, 2016 — An interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins University team has developed a...

cardiac arrest, out-of-hospital, antiarrhythmic drugs, New England Journal of Medicine Study, ACC.16
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | April 19, 2016

April 19, 2016 — Researchers have confirmed that certain heart rhythm medications, when given by paramedics to...

NBA basketball players, cardiac risk, sudden cardiac death, NewYork Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center study, CUMC
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016 — Researchers from NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have authored a...

cardiac arrest, survival rates, high-rise buildings, Canada, AEDs
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | February 22, 2016

February 22, 2016 — A new study found that survival rates from...

zoll lifevest
Technology | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | December 22, 2015

December 22, 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the Zoll LifeVest Wearable Cardioverter...

University Hospitals, Emblem S-ICD System, sudden cardiac arrest, SCA patients
News | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | December 08, 2015

December 8, 2015 — At Ahuja Medical Center, University Hospitals (UH) cardiologists recently implanted the Boston...

PulsePoint Respond app, new CPR guidelines, sudden cardiac arrest, social media
Feature | Mobile Devices | October 21, 2015

October 21, 2015 — For the first time, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines issued by the American Heart...

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