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.

defibrillators, older heart patients, Duke Medicine study, Tracy Wang
Feature | Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) | June 23, 2015
June 23, 2015 - Heart attack patients age 65 and older who have reduced heart function might still benefit from...
therapeutic hypothermia, children, cardiac arrest, treatment, temperature
Feature | May 04, 2015
May 4, 2015 — A large-scale, multicenter study has shown that therapeutic hypothermia does not improve survival rates...
ResQCPR System, resuscitation devices, cardiac arrest, CPR, FDA
Technology | March 09, 2015
March 9, 2015 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Zoll's ResQCPR System, a system of two devices for...
Sudden cardiac arrest, resuscitation devices, AutoPulse, ZOLL

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News | February 11, 2015
February 11, 2015 — Zoll Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions,...
Feature | January 27, 2015
January 27, 2015 — ECRI Institute has released an updated comparison on cardiac resuscitators used during...
Sudden cardiac arrest, Euro VT/VF meeting, Ventricular Fibrillation, ECG

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News | January 05, 2015
January, 5, 2015 — The issue of sudden cardiac death has long been a concern of heart specialists, for cardiac arrest...
Cath lab, clinical trial, clinical study, defibrillator monitors
News | December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014 — A faster, coordinated emergency response in collaboration with hospital cardiac catheterization...
News | December 11, 2014
December 11, 2014 — Researchers at Okayama University in collaboration with several medical centers in Japan have...
3-D Printing, Congenital heart, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
News | December 01, 2014
December 1, 2014 — Physician-researchers from the Cardiac Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)...
News | November 21, 2014
November 21, 2014 — A coordinated emergency response by healthcare teams to treat heart attack patients meant faster...
News | November 03, 2014
November 3, 2014 — A diverse group of uncommon congenital heart defects and genetic conditions may put a child in...
News | October 21, 2014
October 21, 2014 — A research study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology...
News | October 13, 2014
Covidien announced that it has notified customers of a voluntary Field Safety Alert for certain Medi-Trace Cadence and...
Feature | September 19, 2014
September 19, 2014 — According to a new study, peritoneal hypothermia is feasible for patients who have suffered ST-...
DNA, sudden cardiac death
News | August 29, 2014
August 29, 2014 – A research study published in the July issue Journal of the American College of Cardiology reports...