Tag Archives: Deaths

Six Deaths Blamed on Faulty Defibrillator

Feb. 5, 2019 — The maker of a portable defibrillator is warning customers that the device may lock up and freeze when used, a problem responsible for at least six deaths, the FDA says. The Stryker company sells the LIFEPAK 15 Monitor/Defibrillators and reports that the it has received 58 complaints of devices freezing after… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cardiovascular deaths on the rise in the US

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), nearly half of all adults in the United States have cardiovascular disease. It caused more deaths in 2016 than previous years, despite rates of cardiovascular deaths having declined worldwide. The amended hypertension guidelines explain the high prevalence of cardiovascular disease in the U.S., say the AHA. Heart disease… Read More »