Search Tag: SCD

Cardiology Management

SMI-Associated Sudden Cardiac Death

2019 25 Jul

A study published in JAMA Cardiology aimed to measure the prevalence of silent myocardial infarction (SMI) in patients that have had a sudden cardiac death (SCD) with no other history of coronary artery disease (CAD).  SCD is responsible for 50% of cardiac deaths, with CAD being the most common cause. As SCD is usually the first occurrence of any... Read more

Cardiology Management

Why wearable cardioverter defibrillators are underprescribed

2018 26 Sep

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) – including out-of-hospital cardiac arrests – is responsible for over 300,000 deaths in the U.S. yearly. In 2002, the wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD) gained FDA approval for its efficacy in the prevention of sudden cardiac arrest or death in certain at-risk populations. Despite the prevalence of SCD and the... Read more

Cardiology Management

Heart Rhythm 2014: ZOLL Showcase to Include LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator

2014 06 May

ZOLL Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced that that it will display its portfolio of clinical resuscitation products including the LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator, along with sudden cardiac death (SCD) education and screening tools, at Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society’s 35th Annual... Read more