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SCA cease heart beats of 300,000 people each year globally

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New Delhi:Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) claims over three lakh lives every year, including those of 7,000 children, health experts said here on Saturday.

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They stated that SCA takes one life every two minutes, claiming more lives than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. Over 60 percent of the people are still unaware of the disease.

“Ventricular fibrillation is the most common cause of cardiac arrest. Not every heart attack is a cardiac arrest,” said Vanita Arora, associate director and head of cardiac electrophysiology lab and arrhythmia services at Max Super Specialty hospital.

She said that during SCA the heart stops beating, no blood is pumped to the rest of the body and the heart needs to be revived through electric shock.

“Our aim is to educate people about the urgent need to recognise the difference between the two and the immediate measures needed to address it. If maximum Indians can be trained to carry out cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), many lives can be saved every day,” said Arora speaking at a panel discussion on Sudden Cardio Arrest and its Prevention.

Sumeet Sethi, a leading interventional cardiologist, said a heart attack affects the “plumbing” of the heart, caused by a blockage in a blood vessel that interrupts the flow of blood causing a part of the heart muscle to die.

“The heart must be “unclogged” with drug therapy, angioplasty or surgery in order to continue the blood flow to the rest of the body,” Sethi said.

“Cardiac arrest is reversible in most victims if treated within minutes. It can be reversed if a trained emergency rescue team reaches the person quickly. Chances of survival reduce by 7-10 percent with every passing minute.” he said

(IANS)

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Ayaz Khan: “Zindagi Ke Crossroads” Is Inspired From Drama Of Life

I could relate to the character of father of a special child: Ayaz Khan

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Ayaz Khan: "Zindagi Ke Crossroads" Is Inspired From Drama Of Life, flickr

Actor Ayaz Khan says every single day is a crossroad for people but it all depends on decisions taken by them.

He will be seen in an episode of the new show “Zindagi Ke Crossroads”, which will present relatable life-altering stories, inspired from the drama of life.

Each episode will show a new story and before a ‘Crossroad’ decision is taken by the protagonist, it will be put forth to the studio audience for deliberation.

One story is on the topic of ‘Special child’ which will see Ayaz step into the shoes of a father who will be in a dilemma whether to have a special child or abort the baby.

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A Child at crossroads, Representational image, Pixabay

“I could relate to the character of being a father of a special child as we all have come across special children at least once in our life. It is difficult to raise special children but my heart goes out to the ones who look after them,” Ayaz said in a statement.

Talking about his crossroad in life, he said: “Everyday is a crossroad for us but it all depends on our decisions and choices we make. It is never right or wrong but it always comes straight from the heart pertaining to the situation.

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“Many years ago I had a crossroad too, whether to shift abroad or stay here in Mumbai with my father who was bedridden for 14 years. But I feel happy now for staying back with my family because that’s what anyone would choose.” (IANS)

 

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