Archive - Jan 5, 2011

Archive - Jan 5, 2011


Join Our Team at the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community

Highmark Walk for a Healthy CommunityThe Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is participating in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community presented by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Heinz Field on the North Shore of Pittsburgh.

Boston Scientific Issues Statement Regarding ICD Therapy

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation today issued the following statement from Kenneth Stein, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Cardiac Rhythm Management, on an article that was published online today by the Journal of the American Medical Association.  The article reported on a study that found that about 20 percent of patients who received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) did not meet evidence-based guidelines for receipt of one.

Study: ICDs Too Widely Used in High-Risk Patients

More than one in five patients who receive implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) do not meet evidence-based guidelines to receive them, significantly increasing their risk of complications and death, according to a new study published in the 

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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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