SCA Network

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network™ is an online community for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survivors, families affected by SCA, healthcare professionals, lay rescuers, and other advocates.

Why join

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network™ provides an opportunity for community members to find others with similar experiences and interests, provide peer support, post blogs and comments, and work in collaboration toward common goals. Survivors are invited to share their stories and images. Patients and families have opportunities to participate in research, conducted in collaboration with universities and hospitals, to better understand key issues and identify unmet needs. Membership is free.

Who can join

Anyone with an interest in saving lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest may join the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network™.

How to join

  1. Register here. If you registered previously, login here. (Tips: To safeguard your privacy, do not use your e-mail address as your user name. Do not use your first and last name as your user name, unless you are comfortable with this being public.)
  2. Complete your account registration.
  3. Complete your member profile. You may choose to have your responses public, hidden, or private.

How to use The Network

Once you have registered and completed your profile, you can post comments and blogs. Survivors can post their stories and images. Questions, comments, or suggestions? Contact info [at] sca-aware.org.

Welcome message

Walter Watts
Walter Watts

Hello! My name is Walter Watts and I'm a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest. On behalf of all of us with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, I would like to thank you for your involvement with the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Network™.

This site is an online community for anyone interested in raising awareness about sudden cardiac arrest and saving lives. We are a tightly knit community of patients pondering our options, survivors searching for advice, family members celebrating a survival or seeking support when there is a loss, healthcare professionals called to advocacy, students deepening our knowledge, and all other advocates for sudden cardiac arrest awareness.

The Network offers a place for members to create personal profiles, share their stories, write blogs, and participate in survey research.

Welcome to our community!

Best wishes,
Walter Watts

Walter's blogs

What to do after you survive sudden cardiac arrest

What to do after: Continuing to survive