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Cardiac Arrest Among Hospitalized Patients May Be Underestimated

Study Highlights: More patients may be having cardiac arrests in the hospital than previously believed. The health burden of in-hospital adult cardiac arrest is about 38% greater than earlier reports and 18% greater for children, according to one study. DALLAS, TX--Significantly more patients suffer cardiac arrests in U.S. hospitals each… Read More

Philips Ships Two-Millionth AED, Helping to Save Lives Across the Globe

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced shipment of its two-millionth AED (Automated External Defibrillator), which was delivered to a customer in Italy. This achievement marks a major milestone in almost 20 years of Philips innovation in cardiac resuscitation aimed… Read More

Researchers ID Cause and Potential Treatment for Deadly Inherited Arrhythmia

Leading a global network of 28 healthcare institutes, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Wexner Medical Center and Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute have discovered key genetic and molecular connections that explain the beginning of an inherited, life-threatening form of heart disease and point toward a way to… Read More

Caring for Children After Cardiac Arrest

Statement Highlights: During transportation to the hospital, children who had a cardiac arrest should receive the same care as those in the hospital setting Clinicians should consider the child’s quality of life and how that affects their family Cardiac arrest in children may result in post-cardiac arrest syndrome, which may include… Read More

Critically-Acclaimed Independent Feature Film The Last Whistle Shines a Light on Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Having recently won a series of film festival awards, the independent feature film The Last Whistle will debut on June 28th at theaters in Los Angeles, New York, and in multiple other markets across the U.S. The film will also have a same-day release on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Vudu. The critically-acclaimed football drama follows a high… Read More

CPR Working Group, Dissolving After Years of Advancing CPR Quality, Provides Grant to Support Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

PITTSBURGH, PA--In 2008, Laerdal Medical, Philips Healthcare and ZOLL Medical Corporation formed a CPR Improvement Working Group to improve CPR quality. Each company contributed substantial financial resources to support efforts in this area and the Working Group used these funds to make grants to support this goal across many activities. The… Read More

More than $14 million Awarded for New Research on Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Northwestern University, University of Michigan, University of Washington and Vanderbilt University Medical Center leading novel studies in newest American Heart Association Strategically Focused Research Network Research center teams will develop, test and implement innovative new ways to help prevent and treat heart arrhythmias and sudden… Read More

New E-Tattoo Enables Accurate, Uninterrupted Heart Monitoring for Days

AUSTIN, TX--The leading cause of death in Texas is heart disease, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, accounting for more than 45,000 deaths statewide in 2017. A new wearable technology made from stretchy, lightweight material could make heart health monitoring easier and more accurate than existing electrocardiograph machines… Read More

Philips Receives FDA Premarket Approval for its HeartStart OnSite and HeartStart Home Defibrillators

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced that the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company’s premarket approval (PMA) application for its HeartStart OnSite defibrillator [1] and HeartStart Home… Read More

Cardiac Arrest Detection Developed for Smart Speakers

'Alexa, monitor my heart.'  Researchers design artificial-intelligence system to recognize ominous gasps for air. Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest, when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest will suddenly become unresponsive and either stop breathing or gasp for air, a sign known as… Read More