Protecting Youth from Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Our Mission:
Saving Hearts, Saving Lives

Saving Hearts Foundation works to protect youth from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and preventable sudden cardiac death through FREE heart screenings. We aim to educate young adults about SCA, organize local heart screenings, and advocate for change in our communities and beyond.

SCA is a Massive Problem

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) kills over 350,000 people every single year in the United States alone. It is the leading cause of death for adults over the age of 40, but also leads to the loss of nearly 23,000 youth annually. SCA is the #1 cause of student death on student campuses and also of all student athletes.

 

Preventative heart screenings are not typically included in an athlete’s (or any young individual’s) routine physical examination, nor are asymptomatic heart screenings usually reimbursed by insurance companies.1 This is troublesome as roughly 72% of SCA youth victims had at least one warning sign that was not recognized and up to two-thirds of all SCA youth victims were unaware they had a pre existing heart condition.2

1 https://health.clevelandclinic.org/preparticipation-health-screening/

2 https://parentheartwatch.org/resources/sca-prevention/warning-signs-risk-factors/

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Get your heart screened!
We host several screenings a year. Find out when our next event will take place and where you can get your heart screened for FREE.
About SCA
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is scary. Get the facts about SCA, bystander intervention, and learn how you can protect your heart and those of others.
Support our cause
We need your help. From donations, to community/partnership support, to signing up to host a future heart screening — everyone can make an impact.

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our efforts

Donations of any size are always appreciated and are a tremendous help for us to continue our heart screening efforts and combat SCA.

Help support

our efforts

Donations of any size are always appreciated and are a tremendous help for us to continue our heart screening efforts and combat SCA.
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Community Partners
Thank you to our past and present community partners and collaborators who have supported
our efforts over the years.

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