The federal government has made great strides in research and treatment advances for many of our major health threats — breast cancer, lung cancer, AIDS, and stroke.
They have not, however, addressed a threat that kills more Americans every year than any of those diseases — Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
SCA claims the lives of over 295,000 per year yet it does not have to be the case. There are signs, symtoms, family history risks and emergency action planning that can save the lives of thousands of victims each year!
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition works to arm Members of Congress and their staff with the information and research they need to launch significant initiatives that lead to greater public awareness, research, and access to life-saving therapies.
What can Members of Congress do TODAY to get started helping top SCA:
- Join the Heart and Stroke Coalition.
- Support the idea of teaching all High School Students basic CPR and AED utilization.
- Support initiives to make SCA a reportable event.