HeartRescue Project

HeartRescue Project - SCA Survivors Group

Second Annual Cardiac Arrest Survivor Celebration

We are excited to announce our second Cardiac Arrest Survivor Celebration which will be held on Saturday, May 20th, 2017. Join cardiac arrest survivors, their families, and EMS providers for an afternoon of networking, food and fun. This year, we will be meeting at the Cork Factory Hotel in Lancaster. Space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible. We hope to see you there!

Questions? Email us at crsinfo@uphs.upenn.edu

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Group

survivor group

The Pennsylvania HeartRescue Project has launched a statewide Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor Group. We invite all Pennsylvania-based sudden cardiac arrest survivors, their families, and friends to be a part of this network!

Cardiac arrest can affect anyone – regardless of age, ethnicity, or health condition. Over 350,000 people suffer from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S. annually. Survival rates vary in this country from 2% to 50%, in part due to better community, pre-hospital, and hospital response. Early bystander intervention, such as compressions-only CPR and public access defibrillation, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival.

In Pennsylvania alone, an estimated 600 victims DID survive a SCA attack in 2013, representing 8% of those who suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. We feel it is important to bring together these individuals and families who have been through the emotional experience of surviving cardiac arrest, and create a network based on support and advocacy. SCA is a treatable condition, and every victim deserves lifesaving care. As a survivor, you have incredible influence to help others.

Survivors Google Group

To facilitate communication among the hundreds of SCA survivors in Pennsylvania, we created the Survivors google group. https://groups.google.com/d/forum/pennsylvania-sca-survivors. The group is self directed and a great resource for survivors, the families and caretakers.