FDA okays Powerheart for use outside hospitals:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Cardiac Science says it has received a notification from the FDA that allows it to sell its fully automated Powerheart defibrillator-monitor for out-of-hospital applications in the US. The system, which was cleared by the FDA for hospital-use last year, prophylactically monitors cardiac patients for the detection of life-threatening heart rhythms and delivers defibrilliation shocks within seconds without human intervention. It can now be used in outpatient or doctors' office settings, says the Irvine, California company.