A new community for all affected by cardiac arrest
Hope. Healing. Home.
Cardiac Arrest Survivor Alliance™, a program of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, is a place for anyone touched by cardiac arrest. CASA fosters an online community for patients, families, friends, caregivers, rescuers, and advocates. Peer support, information resources, and access to experts will help community members recover, re-engage, and thrive. CASA is a home for hope and healing.
Cardiac arrest in the community affects about 1,000 people a day in the U.S. and only 11 percent of patients survive to hospital discharge. If cardiac arrest occurs during hospitalization, 26 percent of patients survive to discharge. Millions of people are impacted by cardiac arrest every year.
Physical, cognitive, emotional, and social effects following survival from cardiac arrest may linger for months or even years. Gaps in post-arrest care can lead to psychological distress and a diminished quality of life.1
This initiative aims to bring everyone affected by cardiac arrest together in one place to provide support, information resources, and access to experts.
- Survivors may experience anxiety, depression, and PTSD
- Survivors may have trouble with memory and thinking abilities
- Survivors may need new medications or ICDs
- Survivors are vulnerable to neurological injuries
- Survivors are at risk for physical injuries
About the program
Our vision for CASA is to become an indispensable destination for anyone affected by cardiac arrest.
A robust, user-friendly online community for those affected by cardiac arrest
Evidence-based information and the latest research on cardiac arrest recovery
Easy connection with peers in groups or privately
Access to experts via webinars, podcasts, and online events
Pathways to further clinical support
Opportunities to participate in research, speaking engagements, and advocacy
Join the movement
Your home for hope and healing.