CPR: Every Moment Counts

Alex doesn’t remember much about what happened on the life-altering day he was at a playground with his mother, when he was 4 years old. “We were at a children’s park in San Jose [California], I was playing at the top of a slide, and I suddenly collapsed,” he says

SADS in the Media: Our News Piece Airing Across the U.S.

We worked with Ivanhoe News to produce this piece about the warning signs of SADS conditions to help spread awareness on news channels across the United States.

How Genetic Counseling Helped a Patient with Rare Heart Condition

Recent high-profile cases of sudden cardiac arrest are bringing attention to rare forms of hereditary heart disease this National Heart Month. However, you don’t need to be famous to learn and advocate for heart health. Take it from Julia – who was diagnosed in 2020 with ARVC.

Navigating a Family History of Long QT Syndrome with Genetic Counseling

Sometimes you can’t tell that you have a sudden arrythmia death syndrome (SADS) condition until you undergo genetic testing. Genevie was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome in 1997 – but because genetic testing wasn’t commercially available, she didn’t know her genetic mutation until 2009

Cardiac Arrest (SCA) Awareness: Courtney’s Story

Courtney West didn’t know that she had a potentially fatal heart condition until her brother, Jacob, died suddenly during a football practice from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) in 2013. Jacob was a multisport athlete who’d had several school physicals, none of which showed any problems. “We were completely blindsided,” says […]

Call-Push-Shock Partners Urge the Public to Learn CPR and How to Use AEDs to Help Save Lives

Parent Heart Watch and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, co-sponsors of the Call-Push-Shock movement—along with 50 co-partners like the SADS Foundation —urge the public to learn CPR and how to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to help save lives threatened by sudden cardiac arrest.

Texas Children’s Hospital Patient Thriving Today Despite Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Texas Children’s Hospital patient Garrett Richardson, 21, is alive today because his quick-thinking teacher was prepared and trained to act within minutes — a blessing his parents, Lake Charles, La. residents Monique and Craig Richardson, remember with gratitude nine years after their son’s heart stopped