About Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden cardiac arrest affects about 1,000 people outside hospitals each day in the U.S. and only 10 percent survive. When bystanders provide CPR and use automated external defibrillators before EMS arrives, about 40 percent of victims survive. If the national survival rate increased to 40 percent, about 100,000 additional people could be saved each year. Read more. Sudden cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack. Understanding the difference could save your life--or the life of someone you love. Read more.
About the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation Network is targeted toward patients and families personally affected by sudden cardiac arrest, public safety and healthcare professionals, and other advocates. It provides a way for community members to find others with similar experiences and interests, provide mutual support, and work in collaboration toward common goals. Read more.
Our Campaign for Secondary Schools
We see it in the news far too often: A student is at football practice, or playing lacrosse, or just walking to class when he suddenly collapses and dies from sudden cardiac arrest. When a tragedy like this happens, people often think there’s nothing they can do. But there is. Read more.
Our Campaign for Higher Education
Colleges are microcosms of the community at large. As such, they should be prepared to prevent death and disability from SCA among students, staff and visitors. This includes ensuring that students are trained in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators and that AEDs are strategically placed on campus and with athletic teams. Read more.
Video Contest Winner
A father-son team from Sweden won first place for their entry, "Stayin' Alive." Read more.
SCA Foundation Interviews Rescuers
Interview with Norman Abramson, MD, Chairman of the Board