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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association Launches Long Island and Queens Chapters
Date:1/8/2008

Long Island and Queens Groups Will Work to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Through Public Education and Advocacy

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association (SCAA) announced today that it has launched Long Island and Queens chapters as it builds a network of local organizations to help carry out its mission of preventing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).

The Queens chapter is led by Lorraine Monaghan, a cardiac care nurse, and the group plans to involve sudden cardiac arrest survivors as well as patients with implanted cardiac defibrillators (ICDs), emergency and medical professionals and other interested volunteers.

The Long Island Miracles chapter is led by Andrea Ellinger, a fellow cardiac care nurse, and the chapter has scheduled its first meeting for Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Outreach Center of Winthrop Hospital in Mineola.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading killer in the U.S., striking more than 350,000 annually, with a survival rate of only about five percent. The death rate for SCA exceeds the combined death rate of breast cancer, lung cancer, stroke and HIV/AIDS. SCA is triggered by an electrical problem with the heart that causes the heart to stop beating, and is often confused with a heart attack. SCA victims can often be revived with CPR and quick access to defibrillation to shock the heart back into rhythm. While there are more AEDs in public facilities and more patients implanted with Internal Cardiac Defibrillators (ICDs), broader AED deployment and better patient understanding of the condition is critical to improving the odds of survival.

SCAA today announced its first 13 chapters and affiliates and expects to have at least 25 in place by this spring. SCAA chapters and affiliates bring together sudden cardiac arrest survivors, patients, medical and emergency professionals and community leaders to carry out public education and advocacy programs and activities. Programs and projects will include patient support, broader deployment of AEDs and CPR training, better public/patient awareness of sudden cardiac arrest, and improved screening and access to medical care for individuals

who may be at risk.

"We have identified a committed group of volunteers and local community leaders like Andrea and Lorraine who have enthusiastically responded to our plans for a national network of local chapters and affiliates," said Chris Chiames, SCAA's executive director. "People from all walks of life and all kinds of interests have been touched by sudden cardiac arrest and we are heartened by their response to help. They know that our organization can make a difference in saving lives through better public response and better public education. While we work to expand our national presence and influence, we are going to rely on our local chapters and affiliates to make the real impact in their communities through education and advocacy."

Along with the Long Island and Queens chapters, the first set of local SCAA chapters and affiliates include:

-- Austin, Texas

-- Cape Cod, Massachusetts

-- Kansas City (Kansas and Missouri)

-- Iowa

-- Lubbock, Texas

-- Minnesota (Minneapolis-St. Paul and Rochester)

-- Northwestern Minnesota

-- Southeastern Massachusetts

-- South Florida

-- Southwest Connecticut

-- Western Maine

SCAA is based in Washington, DC and is singularly focused on the issue of sudden cardiac arrest. It co-chairs the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition with the Heart Rhythm Society, a professional association for electrophysiology and heart rhythm physician specialists. SCAA provides its local affiliates with a broad program of projects and activities that can be tailored to the interests and needs of the local community.

For more information on SCAA and the Long Island and Queens chapters, please visit http://www.suddencardiacarrest.org. The Long Island Miracles SCAA chapter can be reached at (516) 663-3889 or via email at longislandmiracles@suddencardiacarrest.org. The Queens SCAA chapter can be reached via email at lorraine889@yahoo.com.


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