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.

European Heart Rhythm Association Launches Cardiac Arrest First Responder App
News | Mobile Devices | June 30, 2017
June 30, 2017 — A novel smartphone application has been developed that can direct first responders to cardiac arrest...
Cedars-Sinai Team Develops New Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk Assessment Score
News | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | June 26, 2017
June 26, 2017 — A Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute investigator and his team have developed a new risk assessment tool that...
wearable defibrillators prevent sudden cardiac death in pediatric patients
Feature | Sudden Cardiac Arrest | May 11, 2017
May 11, 2017 — A new study shows that the use of a wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) is safe and effective in...
Physio-Control Launches HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P Automated External Defibrillator in United States
Technology | Defibrillator Monitors | April 24, 2017
April 24, 2017 — Physio-Control announced April 19 that the company’s HeartSine samaritan PAD 360P (SAM 360P) fully...
STEMI, cardiac arrest, cardiogenic shock, ACC.17 study, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, MHIF
News | Cath Lab | April 03, 2017
April 3, 2017 — The influence of cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock on outcomes of patients with ST-elevation...
AEDs, automated external defibrillators, requirements, U.S. schools, JACC study
News | Defibrillator Monitors | March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017 — Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are associated with increased survival of sudden cardiac...
Philips, FDA, class I recall, HeartStart MRx Monitor/Defibrillator
News | Defibrillator Monitors | March 28, 2017
March 28, 2017 — Philips and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the company has initiated a recall...
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 Hospital Wearable Defibrillator (HWD) has been granted...
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 incorrectly...
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 through...
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, a...
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 non-invasive 3-D virtual heart...