Take the risk out of SCA with help from Wayne State medical - New York News

Take the risk out of Sudden Cardiac Arrest with help from Wayne State medical

Posted: Updated:

It's common knowledge that a heart attack can take a victim's life within seconds, but now doctors are concerned with the seriousness of other heart diseases. Doctors are educating Americans on the seriousness of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), which claims one life every 90 seconds. Survival rates for SCA outside of a hospital range from a low of 0.2 percent in Detroit to 16 percent in Seattle. SCA is responsible for breast cancer, lung cancer, AIDS and other diseases.

Click the video player to hear an interview with Dr. Teferi Mitiku, Wayne State University, Heart Rhythm Society, Association of Black Cardiologists.

Doctors encourage everyone to check family history for any heart diseases and see a doctor or for those already diagnosed with a heart problem, consider visiting a heart specialist.

SCA facts:
- African Americans are more at risk
-SCA claims one life every 90 seconds
- When shoveling, pay attention, if you become short of breath and dizzy call 9-1-1
- Minutes matter in an SCA incident. Hands-only CPR provides chest compressions by pushing hard and fast in the middle of the victim's chest with minimal interruptions at approximately 100 beats per minute, or hum the Bee Gee's song 'Staying Alive'.

The no. 1 tip: If you know CPR, do it. The survival rate is doubled for victim's who are given CPR.

SCA online: www.arresttherisk.org.

  • MorningsMorningsMore>>

  • Club Corp Charity Golf Outing

    Club Corp Charity Golf Outing

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:03:46 GMT
    The Skyline Club and TPC Michigan are hosting the 2014 ClubCorp Charity Classic Golf Outing. Its 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, gifts prizes and awards! It's happening on Monday August 4, 2014.
    The Skyline Club and TPC Michigan are hosting the 2014 ClubCorp Charity Classic Golf Outing. Its 18 holes of golf, continental breakfast, lunch, gifts prizes and awards! It's happening on Monday August 4, 2014.
  • Back to School Style with Art Van Furniture

    Back to School Style with Art Van Furniture

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:02:48 GMT
    It is time to start thinking about sending young adults off to college, and while dorm rooms and apartments are often small, they can still have style.
    It is time to start thinking about sending young adults off to college, and while dorm rooms and apartments are often small, they can still have style.
  • Tech Talk: Wedding tips replace concept of disposable cameras

    Tech Talk: Wedding tips replace concept of disposable cameras

    Saturday, July 26 2014 8:57 PM EDT2014-07-27 00:57:02 GMT
    It's not just the styles that have changed with weddings over the years -- it's also the technology. Disposable cameras used to be the norm, but now there's an even simpler way for the bride and groom to get some candid photos of their special day.
    It's not just the styles that have changed with weddings over the years -- it's also the technology. Disposable cameras used to be the norm, but now there's an even simpler way for the bride and groom to get some candid photos of their special day.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices