Preventing Cardiac Arrests

A medical alert tonight, it's estimated that more than 350,000 people die each year in the US from sudden cardiac arrest. Now a local doctor's telling us how we can avoid being just another victim.

They're called ejection fractions, or EF’s. They measure the strength of our heart.

Now doctors are using EF numbers to determine if heart patients are at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. The lower number we have, the more at risk we are.

Smith suggests we ask our doctors if we need to be tested.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
23 WIFR 2523 North Meridian Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Business: 815-987-5300 Fax: 815-965-0981 News: 815-987-5330 Fax: 815-987-5333
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 8213982 - wifr.com/a?a=8213982