Archive - Nov 2009

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November 23rd

Cardiac Science Clarifies Voluntary Medical Device Correction

BOTHELL, WA–Cardiac Science announced
earlier last week a voluntary field
corrective action due to a very rare occurrence found pertaining to a device
resistor in one of its AED models.

The probability that this would occur in a Cardiac Science AED
is less than 0.0013%. With approximately 300,000 Cardiac Science AEDs in use,
this issue contributed to a device’s inability to deliver therapy in two reported occurrences over a period spanning more than six years. This issue is predicted to occur in approximately one in 75,000 devices
produced before August, 2009.

November 18th

FDA Issues Preliminary Analysis of Certain Cardiac Science AEDs

The FDA has issued a preliminary analysis of the Cardiac Science Powerheart and CardioVive
Automated External Defibrillator(AED) G3 Series manufactured between
August 2003 and August 2009. Affected models include the following:

November 17th

Open Heart Surgery and Energy

I had open heart surgery in May of 2009. It is now November and I am so frustrated over the lack of energy I have and the stiffness and soreness. When do things return to normal???

November 16th

A Perfect Storm of Good Fortune

Jim Niskanen, Modesto, CA –  (2008)

August 25, 2008 could have been a delightful day for Jim Niskanen. Two days earlier he arrived at the picturesque and luxurious Oglebay Resort and Conference Center outside Wheeling, West Virginia. Oglebay is the largest self-sustaining public resort in the USA, and includes a conference center, three golf courses and a zoo.

November 12th

Cardiac Science Notifies AED Customers of Nationwide Voluntary Medical Device Correction

BOTHELL, WA– Cardiac Science is initiating a voluntary field correction after it was
determined certain automated external defibrillators (AEDs) may experience a
rare product issue in which the AED may not be able to deliver therapy during a
resuscitation attempt. Device failure may affect resuscitation of the patient,
which could lead to serious adverse events or death. These AEDs have electronic
components which may fail and the failure may not be detected by the device's
periodic self-tests. The affected models include the Powerheart 9300A, 9300C,
9300D, 9300E, 9300P, 9390A, 9390E, and CardioVive 92531, 92532, and 92533
devices.

November 10th

PA House Passes Resolution to Raise Awareness About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Pittsburgh–The Pennsylvania House of Representatives today adopted a resolution designating November 2009 Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. House Resolution 521 was introduced on November 5 by Representative Mike Turzai, 28th Legislative District, along with 69 co-sponsors. The resolution passed unanimously 198-0.

“Sudden cardiac arrest is an often misunderstood medical
condition,” said Rep. Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), House Republican Whip. “This
treatable condition leads to more deaths annually than breast cancer, prostate
cancer, colorectal cancer and AIDS combined. The more attention we bring to this issue, the more lives
will be saved.  It was my honor to
sponsor a Pennsylvania House of Representatives resolution designating November
as Pennsylvania Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month.”

November 5th

SCA Foundation Announces Winners of Fall Video Contest

Larry Pontbriant
In Honor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, Foundation Donates AEDs to Winning Schools

Pittsburgh, Penn. – The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today announced the winners of its second video awareness contest. The student competition drove teams from across the country to submit videos about the impact of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use, empowering students and communities to make a difference in helping to save lives.

The Grand Prize Winner is Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut, with their inspiring video “How to Save a Life,” which tells the story of Larry Pontbriant, a fellow student recently lost to sudden cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation will award the school with a new AED, three CPR Anytime™ kits, and a Nintendo Wii game system. The school intends to share their winnings with others in the community.



November 4th

SCA Foundation Announces Winners of Video Awareness Contest

In Honor of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month, Foundation Donates AEDs to Winning Schools

Pittsburgh, Penn. – The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation today announced the winners of its second video awareness contest. The student competition drove teams from across the country to submit videos about the impact of sudden cardiac arrest and the importance of CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) use, empowering students and communities to make a difference in helping to save lives.

The Grand Prize Winner is Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut, with their inspiring video “How to Save a Life,” which tells the story of Larry Pontbriant, a fellow student recently lost to sudden cardiac arrest. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation will award the school with a new AED, three CPR Anytime™ kits, and a Nintendo Wii game system. The school intends to share their winnings with others in the community.



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The mission of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Foundation is to prevent death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest. The vision of the SCA Foundation is to increase awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and influence attitudinal and behavioral changes that will reduce mortality and morbidity from SCA.

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