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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

Health Data Collaboration Will Improve Outcomes for Medical Emergencies

American Heart Association and RapidSOS to connect first responders and 9-1-1 telecommunicators with life-saving medical information NEW YORK, NY--Too often life-saving medical data isn’t available to first responders during emergencies. A new collaboration between the American Heart Association, and emergency technology company, RapidSOS,… Read More

Fun in the Water Can Turn Tragic in an Instant, Especially for Children

Nicole and Jonathan Hughes, a teacher and a physician with three young children, were acutely aware of the dangers of swimming pools and lakes. From fenced-off pools to life jackets to constant supervision, they did everything right. Tragedy struck anyway. Last June, as the family was about to head to an Alabama beach for an evening crab hunt, 3… Read More

Magician-Turned-Doctor Knows the Trick to Helping Save Lives with CPR – Just Watch

Dr. Alson Inaba has no shortage of tricks up his sleeve. He's the doctor who figured out that the Bee Gees tune "Stayin' Alive" has the same beat you need to do CPR correctly, making the disco classic a powerful tool to keep hearts pumping. For his next act, Inaba hopes to set lifesaving to a more modern tune – Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk." "One… Read More

ZOLL Signs Definitive Agreement to Purchase Cardiac Science

CHELMSFORD, MA-- ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Cardiac Science Corporation (CSC), a leading provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), related services, and accessories. CSC is a… Read More

Blackline Safety Responds in Seconds, Saves Lone Worker's Life

Worker's G7c connected safety wearable connects him to Blackline's Safety Operations Center after he suffers cardiac arrest, enabling SOC to dispatch emergency services CALGARY--On the afternoon of Friday, May 24, Blackline Safety's (TSXV: BLN) in-house Safety Operations Centre responded to a health incident when a man suffered cardiac arrest… Read More