Resources

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?  SCA Fact Sheet

What is an AED and how do they work??   Find out here:  AED Fact Sheet
 

What can you do to prevent SCA??  Preventing SCA Fact sheet
 

Is a heart attack the same as a sudden cardiac arrest??  NO!!!  A  heart attack is a plumbing problem.  Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical problem.  A heart attack can cause sudden cardiac arrest. Read more here:    SCA vs Heart Attack Fact Sheet
 

HeartSafe Communities   http://heartsafe-community.org

This is an excellent  produced by Coon Rapids HeartSafe demonstrating CPR and AED use.  Be the help!!!

Heart Failure – What is it and what does it have to do with SCA??   Heart Failure Fact Sheet

What is your Ejection Fraction and what does it have to do with SCA?   EF Fact sheet

What is an Implantible Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) and what does it have to do with SCA??     ICD Fact sheet

What to Expect After Having a SCA
 

Other links to partners and resources:

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association – www.suddencardiacarrest.org
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association is a national network of SCA Survivors. Provides information about SCA, its prevention and treatment, AED programs, educational tools, medical guidelines, and more.

Medtronic Foundation Survive SCA – www.heartrescueproject.com


The Medtronic HeartRescue Project is a collaborative effort to increase sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) survival rates.

CARE Foundation – www.longqt.org


The Cardiac Arrhythmias Research and Education Foundation. Dedicated to providing funding for research and increasing awareness of unexpected sudden cardiac death due to acquired heart disease and inherited rhythm disorders.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association – www.4hcm.org


Provides information, support and advocacy related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

SADS Foundation – www.sads.org


Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome Foundation website. Mission is to save the lives and support the families of children and young adults who are genetically predisposed to sudden death due to heart rhythm abnormalities.