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.

The Medivance noninvasive Arctic Sun 5000 therapeutic temperature management system uses external gel pads to regulate temperature, controlled by a touch-screen interface. The system gained U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-clearance in the fall of 2010.

Feature | July 15, 2011 | By Jane Luu, M.D., and John Kao, M.D., FACC

Each year, more than 300,000 people in the United States suffer sudden cardiac death, with some estimates placing...

Pre-hospital ECG transmissions helped ThedaCare diagnose STEMI patients prior to arrival, allowing earlier cath lab activation.

Feature | May 19, 2011 | Mike Rodman, Cath Lab Supervisor, Appleton Medical Center, Appleton, Wis., and Theda Clark Medical Center, Neenah, Wis.

According to the American College of Cardiology (ACC), each year nearly 400,000 patients are admitted to U.S....

Technology | May 03, 2011

May 3, 2011 – A new version of the Lifepak 15 monitor/defibrillator is designed to help hospital, as well as pre-...

News | February 09, 2011

February 9, 2011 – A partnership has been formed to launch a portable therapeutic cooling system in Europe...

Technology | December 16, 2010

December 16, 2010 – An upgraded remote ECG viewing system is now live across the United States, United...

News | November 01, 2010

November 1, 2010 - After a heart attack victim stops breathing, a process of irreversible brain damage starts to...

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...

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