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.

News | August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014 — Zoll Medical Corp. announced its Japanese subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Zoll Medical (AZM), has received...
News | August 12, 2014
August 12, 2014 — A new study found that staff members who joined structured team debriefings after emergency care for...
This study looked at ECG factors that lead to misinterpretation of STEMI heart attack diagnosis in a community hospital and EMS system, leading to inappropriate cardiac catheterizations.
Feature | ECG | July 31, 2014 | Samantha Avery, D.O., Nicholas Kotch, D.O., Anne Kroman, D.O., Ph.D., Ricarda White, D.O., Peter Wassmer, M.D., FACC
In a community hospital and emergency medical services (EMS) system, the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is...
Technology | July 10, 2014
July 10, 2014 — Life Recovery Systems announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two...
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Physio-Control's LifePAK15

Feature | Defibrillator Monitors | February 03, 2014 | Dave Fornell
For U.S. hospitals and emergency medical services (EMS) looking to upgrade their aging defibrillator-monitors, new...
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The Philips InnerCool RTx system was used in the CHILL-MI study for use in STEMI patients.

Feature | February 03, 2014 | Dave Fornell
Use of therapeutic hypothermia is used to prevent neurological damage in patients who suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA...
BeneChill RhinoChill Therapeutic Hypothermia Cath Lab Intranasal Cooling System
News | January 22, 2014
January 22, 2014 — BeneChill Inc. received the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership for...
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RhinoChill IntraNasal Cooling System

News | December 03, 2013
December 3, 2013 – With the benefits of conventional strategies for therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest...
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Feature | November 01, 2013
November 1, 2013 — A clinical trial shows that rapidly cooling patients who have suffered ST-elevation myocardial...
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News | October 22, 2013
October 22, 2013 — A 56-year-old man who had a heart attack survived and is recovering at home after receiving two...
News | October 02, 2013
October 2, 2013 — Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is the leading cause of death in high school-aged athletes. To determine...
News | October 01, 2013
Oct. 1, 2013 – The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) announced the late breaking trials and first report...
News | September 25, 2013
September 25, 2013 — A new clinical study of patients who died of sudden cardiac arrest, a usually fatal condition that...
Technology | September 25, 2013
September 25, 2013 — Physio-Control launched its comprehensive solution designed to improve cardiac resuscitation in...
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Feature | September 11, 2013
September 11, 2013 — The main results of the large randomized LINC study, which compared the effectiveness of the Lucas...