Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation hosted two informal gatherings of sudden cardiac arrest survivors and family members during the Cardiac Arrest Survival Summit in San Diego. Discussions were facilitated by Mary M. Newman, MS, SCAF president, along with colleagues Ankur Doshi, MD, FACEP, University of Pittsburgh and SCAF Board Member; Sachin Agarwal, MD, MPH, Columbia University; and Alex Prescuitti, PhD candidate, University of Colorado.
Citizen CPR Foundation board members Tom Aufderheide, MD, and Robert Niskanen also participated.
Survivors and family members shared key issues of importance to them. They described their journeys from survival to survivorship and ideas for improving post-resuscitation quality of life for patients and families.
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