What is SCA?

Facts About SCA

  • SCA is the single largest cause of death in the US.
  • For every minute that passes between the occurrence of sudden cardiac arrest and use of a defibrillator, on average, the chances of surviving diminish by 10 percent.
  • More than 2.9 million Americans under the age of 75 are congestive heart failure patients; they are all at significant risk for sudden cardiac arrest.
  • Over 350,000 sudden cardiac arrest deaths occur in the US each year.
  • 88 percent of sudden cardiac arrests occur at home.