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Latest Defibrillation Stories

2014-04-15 16:28:34

NATICK, Mass., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received FDA approval for its latest generation of defibrillators and heart failure devices designed to advance patient care. The newly approved devices include the DYNAGEN(TM) MINI and INOGEN(TM) MINI ICDs, as well as the DYNAGEN(TM) X4 and INOGEN(TM) X4 CRT-Ds. The X4 line of quadripolar CRT-Ds offers 70 percent more pacing options to address high capture thresholds and phrenic nerve...

2014-04-14 23:02:11

Improved operational efficiency, falling semiconductor and electronic component costs, and rising competition within the wholesale market have lowered production costs and driven prices downward in recent years. For these reasons and to help procurement professionals make better buying decisions faster, business intelligence firm IBISWorld has added a report on the procurement of Automated External Defibrillators to its growing collection of procurement category market research reports....

2014-04-07 16:24:06

Protecting players, coaches and parents from sudden cardiac arrest top priority ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It's almost two years to the day when soccer fans across the world watched in horror as star midfielder Fabrice Muamba suffered sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) during a tournament match. He was revived with an automated external defibrillator (AED) but his story illustrates how SCA, which accounts for 360,000 deaths annually in the United States, can...

2014-04-03 12:25:56

Pilot trial shows blood test much more effective than current risk stratifications A researcher at the Cardiovascular Institute (CVI) at Rhode Island, The Miriam and Newport hospitals has found that a simple blood test can predict a person's risk for sudden cardiac death, enabling physicians to more quickly and accurately assess a patient's need for an implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD). That paper by Samuel C. Dudley, M.D., Ph.D, chief of cardiology at the CVI, is published online in...

2014-03-31 23:22:20

Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Columbia, SC (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center is the first hospital in Columbia, S.C., to implant the Boston Scientific S-ICD™ System, a subcutaneous implantable defibrillator for the treatment of patients at risk...

2014-03-19 23:23:21

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Cardiac Defibrillators markets. Global market for Cardiac Defibrillators is projected to reach US$11.2 billion by 2020, driven by factors such as aging population, growing incidence and prevalence of cardiac diseases, and increasing patient awareness over the importance of timely intervention. San Jose, California (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Cardiovascular diseases are ranked among the leading causes of...

2014-03-14 23:22:37

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Global and China EMS and ODM Industry Report, 2013 - 2014” to its database Albany, NY (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 Global and China EMS and ODM Industry Report 2013-2014 studies the following aspects: 1.    Overview of EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) industry 2.    EMS and ODM downstream market 3.    EMS and ODM industry 4.    26 EMS and ODM...

2014-03-11 23:03:30

The cardiac monitoring and cardiac rhythm management devices market is divided into two segments, namely,conventional monitoring devices and cardiac rhythm management (CRM) devices; the market is forecast till 2017. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/cardiac-monitoring-advanced-technologies-and-global-market-55.html (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The report "Cardiac Monitoring & Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Market [ECG, Implantable Loop Recorder, Holter, Implantable...

2014-03-07 12:25:44

DUBLIN, Mar. 07, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wlj3vl/defibrillators ) has announced the addition of the "Defibrillators Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Defibrillator devices are used in treating life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest caused due to cardiac arrhythmias, particularly ventricular...

2014-03-06 23:03:13

Transparency Market Research adds new "Defibrillators Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" market research report to its report store. Browse the report at http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/defibrillators-market.html Albany, NY (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Defibrillators Market (Advanced Life Support, Automated External Defibrillators,...


Latest Defibrillation Reference Libraries

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
2013-04-30 13:21:44

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to preserve brain function and manually pump blood through to the body’s vital organs, until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous circulation. CPR is indicated in cardiac arrest patients, but may also be performed on patients with an unresponsive presentation or those experiencing agonal breaths or severe and prolonged arrhythmias such as bradycardia or tachycardia. The first...

Precordial Thump
2012-12-31 12:53:08

The precordial thump is an application of mechanical energy through a calculated strike to the torso when in a specific fatal heart rhythm. This procedure is used in very specific circumstances by highly trained health professionals with ACLS certifications. The Procedure While in the presence of a patient that is suffering a potentially fatal heart rhythm, a medical provider can strike a calculated point on the sternum to disrupt that rhythm. The energy transferred by the provider is...

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