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Drone Delivery Canada successfully completes phase 2 of its "AED on the Fly" project

TORONTO, ONTARIO--Drone Delivery Canada Corporation is pleased to announce that on June 26th, 2020 it successfully completed Phase Two of its AED (Automated External Defibrillator) On The Fly project with Peel Region Paramedics and Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine. Building on the success of Phase One of the study, the Company was able… Read More

ACSM updates recommendations to prevent cardiovascular events at fitness facilities

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) published a new expert consensus statement that provides guidance on training staff and establishing emergency plans to prevent cardiovascular events at fitness facilities, community and hotel fitness facilities and sporting event venues. The paper updates and replaces previous guidelines released by… Read More

Nationwide EMS calls have dropped 26% since the start of the pandemic

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Since early March and the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S., 911 calls for emergency medical services have dropped by 26.1 % compared to the past two years, a new study led by a University at Buffalo researcher has found. But the study also found that EMS-attended deaths have doubled, indicating that when EMS calls were… Read More

Seeking survivors and families to provide input on new research study

Seeking cardiac arrest survivors and family members of survivors to provide input on a new research study Sam Parnia, MD, PhD, Director of Critical Care and Resuscitation Research at NYU Langone Health, and his team plan to conduct a study designed to help improve survival from sudden cardiac arrest. Researchers will be studying a novel treatment… Read More

Critically ill patients with COVID-19 are more likely to develop heart rhythm disorders than other hospitalized patients with the disease

Penn study suggests cardiac arrests and arrhythmias are likely triggered by systemic illness, not solely due to the viral infection itself. PHILADELPHIA, PA--Patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders,… Read More

Avive Solutions raises additional $7M for revolutionary cardiac arrest response technology

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Avive Solutions, Inc. (“Avive” or the “Company”) has announced it has raised an additional $7 Million in funding, bringing the total raised to over $15 Million since the Company’s inception in 2017. Focused on addressing the global public health issue of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), Avive is a leading developer of a next-… Read More

COVID-19 pandemic dramatically increased out-of-hospital cardiac arrest cases and deaths in New York City

BRONX, NY-- The COVID-19 pandemic in New York City caused a surge in out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and deaths, according to a study co-authored by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Health System, and the Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY). The study, published online today in JAMA Cardiology, found a… Read More

Who is at risk of heart rhythm disorders?

SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, FRANCE--Use the right tool for the job. Today experts outline the best way to identify people most likely to develop common and devastating heart rhythm disorders. The advice is published in EP Europace,1 a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and presented on EHRA Essentials 4 You, a scientific platform of the ESC… Read More

New campaign addresses alarming drop in 9-1-1 calls, ER visits fueled by COVID-19 fears

The Don't Die of Doubt campaign from the American Heart Association emphasizes the importance of going to the hospital when experiencing symptoms of a heart attack or stroke. The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation adds that it is important to go to the hospital for any cardiac event, including sudden cardiac arrest. Remember to CallPushShock: Call… Read More

Research among Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation community members identifies opportunities for improving quality of life

Modifiable provider-patient relationship factors and illness perceptions are associated with quality of life in survivors of cardiac arrest with good neurologic recovery. Between October and November 2019, members of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation community participated in an online survey study led by collaborators at the University of… Read More