Archive - Jan 2017 - SCA Article

Archive - Jan 2017 - SCA Article


January 8th

St. Jude Medical Announces Cybersecurity Updates

ST. PAUL, MN--As part of its commitment to continuous improvement and the security of its electronic devices, today St. Jude Medical, Inc. announced that it will immediately deploy the latest release of cyber security updates for its Merlin™ remote monitoring system that is used with implantable pacemakers and defibrillator devices. The improvements include security updates that complement the company’s existing measures and further reduce the extremely low cyber security risks.

January 5th

Bystander CPR May Boost Survival Odds When Ambulance Delayed

Cardiac arrest patients who get cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) from a bystander at the scene may have better survival odds even when an ambulance takes a long time to arrive, a Danish study suggests.

Researchers examined data on 7,623 cardiac arrest patients and found when an ambulance arrived within five minutes of a 911 call, patients were 2.3 times more likely to survive at least 30 days if they received bystander CPR than if they didn't get this aid at the scene.

January 4th

Union Bank, American Heart Association Take Home Judges’ Special Trophy for Rose Parade® Float Keep the Beat Alive

The award-winning float celebrated a new law that requires most California high school students to undergo CPR training; Amazing stories tell how CPR saves lives

LOS ANGELES--Union Bank and the American Heart Association (AHA) Western States Affiliate were named “Judges’ Special Trophy” winners for their 2017 Rose Parade® float, Keep the Beat Alive. The Judges’ Special Trophy is presented to the float with “outstanding showmanship and dramatic impact.”

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