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WSU's Dr. Mitiku a guest on FOX 2's "Health Works" to discuss sudden cardiac arrest

March 19, 2013


Dr. Teferi Mitiku, assistant professor of medicine and director of Wayne State University's electrophysiology unit, was a guest on health reporter Deena Centofanti's "Health Works" segment. Mitiku talked about sudden cardiac arrest occurring when there is an electrical disturbance in the heart. The survival rate is very low especially in Detroit at .2 percent. Mitiku attributes Detroit's low survival rate, in part, to a lack of education about CPR and the inability of bystanders to perform the lifesaving procedure. If a victim receives CPR within a short period of time, their survival rate doubles.