Issues Surrounding Sudden Cardiac Death

Released: 6/16/2008 1:10 PM EDT
Source Newsroom: NYU Langone Medical Center
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Newswise — Sudden cardiac death strikes 166,200 individuals each year. Even when diagnosed, treated and rigorously monitored, heart disease can unexpectedly claim the lives of those it afflicts, such as newscaster Tim Russert.

Cardiologists Judith Hochman and Larry Chinitz from NYU Langone Medical Center are available to discuss the complex issues surrounding sudden cardiac death.
"¢ What do we really know about controlling risk factors?
"¢ How effective are current diagnostic tests at evaluating the risk for heart attacks or sudden death.
"¢ What is the power of genetics; the power of prevention?
"¢ What is the role of AED's " automatic external defibrillators and CPR.
"¢ Is caring for heart disease more an art than a science?

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