Category Archives: New Technology

New AED Release: Cardiac Science Powerheart G5

G5 Release

One month ago the brand-new Cardiac Science Powerheart G5 AED was released. The Powerheart G5 is the first FDA-cleared AED to combine fully automatic shock delivery, dual-language functionality, variable escalating energy, and fast shock times to help rescuers save an SCA victim’s life according to the May 12th press release. Continue reading New AED Release: Cardiac Science Powerheart G5

Technology Update: Automated CPR Device

autocpr

We know that an AED greatly increases a cardiac arrest patient’s chance for survival over just CPR alone. That’s for a couple reasons. First, CPR can’t shock a heart back into rhythm, but secondly many lay rescuers may not perform CPR as thoroughly or as properly as needed. That’s why new automated CPR devices present an exciting opportunity for increased survival chances in sudden cardiac arrest patients.

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Cardiologist Watchdog cautious about new Boston Scientific S-ICD

S-ICD Blog Post

Many may remember Minneapolis cardiologist, Dr. Robert Hauser as the doctor who exposed safety problems with some heart defibrillator wires.  Hauser is surrounded by controversy as he has published multiple reports that blamed faulty work on manufacturers, including Medtronic Inc. and St. Jude Medical Inc.

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FDA Approves New ‘Less-Invasive’ Implantable Defibrillator

Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator


Boston Scientific Corporation
(BSC) is a worldwide developer of medical devices, and their most recent release is the Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD) System.  BSC boasts that their new implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is less invasive than previous models.  Continue reading FDA Approves New ‘Less-Invasive’ Implantable Defibrillator