SCA kills an estimated 325,000 lives each year making it the leading cause of death in the United States. Sadly, many victims are children.
Don’t confuse SCA with a heart attack caused by blocked blood vessels. Rather, SCA happens as the heart’s electrical system fails and shuts down blood circulation.
SCA strikes without warning. Victims often have no history of heart disease.
SCA can be prevented, but survival demands immediate defibrillation.