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.

News | October 20, 2010

October 20, 2010 - The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), part of the National Institutes of Health...

News | October 06, 2010

October 6, 2010 – Physicians have prescribed more than 30,000 wearable defibrillator vests for patients at...

Technology | September 15, 2010

September 15, 2010 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted 510(k) market approval for the Medivance...

News | September 02, 2010

September 2, 2010 – The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History recently accepted the donation of a...

News | August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010 - A new portable system which cools the brain via the nasal cavity may improve survival following...

News | August 10, 2010

August 9, 2010 - Health care professionals will attend a conference devoted to the fundamentals of establishing and...

News | August 03, 2010

August 3, 2010 — St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Paterson, N.J., received the Chain of...

Technology | August 02, 2010

August 2, 2010 – The new Propaq MD Monitor/Defibrillator received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and...

Technology | June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010 – A new therapeutic hypothermia system promises faster cooling and warming rates as well as...

News | June 10, 2010

June 10, 2010 – There is currently no proven therapy to reduce infarct volume, but a pilot study...

Automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), such as this Physio-Control LifePak CR Plus, are increasingly deployed in hospitals as a first-line response to sudden cardiac arrest. Many times they deliver a shock before the crash cart arrives.

Feature | May 11, 2010 | Darhiana Mateo

Early defibrillation is often referred to as the “critical link in the chain of survival,” according to the...

News | May 03, 2010

May 3, 2010 – A point-of-care ultrasound system for use by emergency medical services (EMS) is being...

Technology | April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010 – A Web-based platform designed to share electrocardiogram (ECG) information between...

News | April 28, 2010

April 28, 2010 – About 280,000 external defibrillators used worldwide in health care facilities and public...

News | February 22, 2010

February 22, 2010 – The FDA said Physio?Control Inc. has improved the quality of its external...

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